Housing Resources During COVID-19 for Human Trafficking Survivors

Publication Date: January 6, 2021

COVID-19 has disrupted the traditional ways people work, socialize, and live, exploiting existing vulnerabilities and highlighting a need for innovative practices within service delivery responses. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, survivors and service providers identified a lack of safe and affordable housing options as a barrier that prevents people from leaving exploitative situations or attaining economic mobility. COVID-19 has further constrained access to safe housing and stability as shelters enact social distancing guidelines and survivors with reduced working hours or unemployment struggle to afford housing costs, putting them at risk of eviction.

This information memorandum discusses:

  • Adapting congregate care settings to public health guidelines
  • Eviction prevention and the impact of COVID-19 on housing stability
  • Expansion of housing resources through the CARES Act
  • Related resources from HUD and FEMA