HUD Submits Report on Human Trafficking Housing Needs to Congress

18 months of research reveals unique hurdles facing formerly trafficked individuals.

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) released a report on the housing needs of survivors of human trafficking this month, submitting 18 months of research to Congress for review. 

In this study, the department found that human trafficking survivors face unique hurdles when attempting to access housing assistance on both a federal and local level. The input of many individuals and organizations showed that building trust is essential for this demographic, as it is easy for them to experience retraumatization while navigating a complex and sometimes disjointed web of housing programs. 

“This report confirms what we at HUD know well: we cannot take a one-size-fits-all approach to affordable housing,” said HUD Secretary Marcia Fudge prior to her retirement. “Thanks to this critical assessment, we will know more about how to better provide housing resources to survivors of human trafficking who are experiencing homelessness or housing instability.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Acting Secretary Adrianne Todman to be led by the Lord as she oversees HUD.
  • For the president and his advisors as they nominate a new HUD secretary.
  • For healing and wholeness for the survivors and for God to bless the efforts of those seeking to release victims from human trafficking.

Sources: Department of Housing and Urban Development


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