Placement of Transgender Persons in Shelters

HUD Releases Sexual Orientation or
Gender Identity Guidance

LGBT Placement of Transgender Persons in SheltersThe U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) issued additional guidance on the Equal Access to Housing in HUD Programs Regardless of Sexual Orientation or Gender Identity final rule.

According to this 2012 rule, HUD requires all HUD-funded housing programs to serve people regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity.

The new guidance, which is based on the practices of housing programs, research on transgender discrimination, and the experiences of clients and providers, addresses the appropriateness of inquiries related to the placement of transgendered persons in single sex facilities, privacy considerations, and ongoing staff training.

Click here to read the guidance.