HARRISBURG (KDKA) — Senator Vincent Hughes, the state senator from Pennsylvania Senate District 07 in Eastern Pennsylvania, is trying to provide more help for victims of domestic violence.

The “SAFE Act” would provide $15 million to develop housing for survivors of domestic abuse, human trafficking, and sexual assault.

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The money allotted in the bill would go toward organizations in the state that help survivors find housing.

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In Pittsburgh, it is estimated thousands of people are turned away from housing each year.

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The bill comes in October which is also Domestic Violence Awareness Month.