Hevesi Urges Creation of Safe Housing for Human Trafficking Survivors

Brave survivors of human trafficking shared their personal stories on the steps of City Hall last week after state Assemblyman Andrew Hevesi (D-Forest Hills) and state Sen. Martin Golden (R-Bay Ridge) alongside advocacy groups urged Gov. Andrew Cuomo to sign a bill into law to establish safe housing for victims of human trafficking.

The joint bill, S.8305/A.9566 — which passed unanimously with bipartisan support in both houses — was introduced six months ago to create “culturally competent” short- and long-term safe house residential facilities and services operated by not-for-profit agencies for survivors of human trafficking.