Phoenix Starfish Place and How to Set-Up a HUD Section 8 Voucher for Victims of Sex Trafficking


Kimberly A. Hogan, MA, MSW; Dominique Roe-Sepowitz, MSW, PhD; Kristen Bracy, MA, MSW & Cindy Stotler, MA | September 20 | 2:45-3:45 PM

Topic: Programming | Knowledge Level: Intermediate | Location: TBD

The City of Phoenix, Arizona Starfish Place is a first-of-its-kind HUD funded permanent supportive housing program designed for victims of sex trafficking and their families. This presentation will present a step by step process of how to develop this type of housing program. The presenters will also discuss the lessons learned from implementing a new program. Narratives from focus groups on development and evaluation of the 12 residents will be presented. Challenges and implications will be described, and key take away ideas will be provided.

Presentation Objectives:

·  Explain the step-by-step process of how to develop this type of housing program

·  Describe the lessons learned from implementing this housing program

·  Present the narratives from focus groups on development and evaluation of the 12 residents

About the Presenters