HUD’s proposed Gender Identity Rule seeks greater protections for transgender people

  • The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has proposed a new rule ensuring that housing assisted or insured by the department is open to all eligible individuals, regardless of gender identity.
  • Homelessness is a significant problem for transgender people, often because they are denied access on the basis of their gender identity or forced to stay in facilities designated for the wrong gender.

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“Transgender people’s lives are at risk all over the country today because shelters refuse to house them appropriately,” said Lisa Mottet, deputy executive director of the National Center for Transgender Equality. To help bring the housing arena closer to full acceptance of transgender men and women, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has therefore proposed a new rule ensuring that housing assisted or insured by the department is open to all eligible individuals, regardless of actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender identity or marital status.