(NewsReady.com) – President Donald Trump’s administration has been quietly working to eliminate human trafficking in the US. This week, the White House hosted an event with survivors of the horrific crime to make a big announcement. The president is awarding millions of dollars in grants to help victims.
The Trump administration announced $35 million in funding that’ll go towards providing safe housing to survivors through the Housing Assistance Grants for Victims of Human Trafficking program. The DOJ’s Office for Victims of Crime is providing the grants. White House Senior Adviser Ivanka Trump attended the event and said this has been one of President Donald Trump’s top priorities.
For 3+yrs, @realDonaldTrump has put combating human trafficking at the forefront of our domestic + international policies & signed 9 bills into law addressing this issue.
Today was another landmark moment announcing $35M in grants for safe + stable🏠for survivors of trafficking. pic.twitter.com/8aotW8APym
— Ivanka Trump (@IvankaTrump) August 5, 2020
According to the White House, 73 organizations in 33 states are going to receive grants. They can be used to provide between 6 to 24 months of short-term or transitional housing assistance for human trafficking survivors. The funds will be used for utilities, rent and other expenses.
Trafficking victims need to feel secure in their homes after everything they were forced to endure. This money will go a long way toward making that happen.
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