The equal access rule ensures equal access to programs that prevent homelessness for persons who are placed in facilities against their gender identity.
The new Congress began with a flurry of legislative activity including passing the “Midnight Rule Relief Act” by a vote of 238 to 184.
On September 21, 2016, Housing and Urban Development issued its final rule requiring equal access for transgender people in federally funded housing.
HUD has released a package of technical assistance materials for providers on its Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Homelessness page.
Discrimination Against Transgender Women Seeking Access to Homeless Shelters documents that only one in three shelters provided assistance.