Victims of Human Trafficking will have priority access to affordable rental housing.

The province announced it is expanding the Survivors of Domestic Violence Portable Housing Benefit program.

The program was created last year but was only for survivors of domestic violence.

The program gives victims money to find rental accommodations immediately in their communities instead of having to leave town, or wait for a unit to become available.

Status of Women Minister, Indira Naidoo-Harris says that the expanded portable housing benefit will ensure survivors of violence have a safe place to re-build their lives and heal.

Haliburton, Kawartha Lakes, Brock M.P.P. Laurie Scott has been a strong voice for human trafficking victims in Queen’s Park.

Her Saving the Girl Next Door Act became law on May 18th.