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.READ MORE: Pittsburgh Civil Rights Icon Alma Speed Fox Dies
The money allotted in the bill would go toward organizations in the state that help survivors find housing.READ MORE: COVID-19 Cases, Hospitalizations Declining In Pennsylvania But Health Officials Urge Caution
In Pittsburgh, it is estimated thousands of people are turned away from housing each year.MORE NEWS: PETA Calls For Punxsutawney Phil’s Retirement, Suggests Replacing Him With Persimmon Seeds
The bill comes in October which is also Domestic Violence Awareness Month.