Region: Brooklyn, New York
Grant duration: One Year
The grant will support The Housing Works Asylum Project, which provides lifesaving assistance to LGBT activists from target countries around the world who are facing political persecution for their sexual orientation, gender identity, activism, and/or HIV status. Housing Works will provide these individuals with housing, medical and mental health care, case management, legal representation, financial assistance, job training, and other vital services as they apply for asylum and assimilate into U.S. society. In addition, Housing Works leverages its resources and expertise to empower these asylum seekers to continue their work as advocates for the human rights of the LGBT community in their home countries.