TLDEF & Allied Orgs Urge HUD to Adopt Stronger LGBT Housing Protections
In a letter to the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), TLDEF and allied organizations urged HUD to adopt stronger housing protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.
As federal law currently stands, LGBT people can be denied the most basic right to make a home for themselves and their families just because of who they are. 19% of transgender people report being refused a home or apartment and 11% report being evicted because they are transgender. Homeownership in the transgender community is only 32%, which is less than half the national rate.
Housing discrimination and a lack of access to housing-related services and programs is pervasive in the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, and the protections that we seek are urgently needed.