American President, Donald Trump has granted $35 million which is being provided by the Office for Victims of Crime in Juctice Department to the organizations that provide safe housing for survivors of human trafficking.
According to AP news, the grants was announced on Tuesday at the White House, Washington, attended by Attorney General William Barr, Presidential Adviser, Ivanka Trump, other administration officials, survivors of human trafficking and organizations that serve them.
The grants will be shared by 73 organizations in 33 states to provide anywhere from six to 24 months of transitional or short-term housing assistance to survivors, including to pay rent, utilities or related expenses, such as a security deposit, the White House said.
President Trump’s daughter, Ivanka Trump said Coronavirus pandemic has made safe and supportive housing for survivors more important than ever. “Many survivors had to live with their traffickers during stay-at-home orders around the country.
“This administration is very much concerns and need to respond by awarding leading nonprofit organizations the necessary funding to ensure that survivors have a stable place to live”, she said.
President Trump sought to elevate human trafficking since taking office. In January, he appointed his daughter as special adviser for the issue on human trafficking and other related issues. A trip to Atlanta in January to visit nonprofit groups that help victims, Ivanka Trump compared trafficking to “modern-day slavery” while said White House is committed to ending it.