Transitional Housing Grant Program [Department of Justice] Law and Legal Definition

The Transitional Housing Grant Program refers to the U.S. Department of Justice Transitional Housing Assistance Program Grant for Victims of Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Stalking, or Sexual Assault Program that makes a holistic, victim-centered approach to provide transitional housing services that move individuals into permanent housing. The program aims to provide assistance to victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking who are in need of transitional housing, short-term housing assistance, and related support services.

Pursuant to 42 USCS § 13975, grants under the Transitional Housing Grant Program can be used:

a. to provide transitional housing, including funding for the operating expenses of newly developed or existing transitional housing;

b. to grant short-term housing assistance, including rental or utilities payments assistance and assistance with related expenses such as payment of security deposits and other costs incidental to relocation to transitional housing; and

c. to give support services designed to enable individuals who are fleeing domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking to locate and secure permanent housing and integrate into a community by providing those individuals with services such as transportation, counseling, child care services, case management, employment counseling, and other assistance.