NEW RULE – HUD Makes Housing Discrimination Against Transgender Individuals Illegal
From Equality Illinois:
“On January 28 at the 24th National Conference on LGBT Equality: Creating Change, Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Shaun Donovan announced that a historic new rule will be announced strengthening housing discrimination protections for transgender people. The regulations will be published next week, and go into effect 30 days from then.
The new rule makes several urgently needed changes to current federal housing and housing-related programs including: prohibiting owners and operators of federally-funded or federally-insured housing, as well as lenders offering federally-insured mortgages from discriminating based on gender identity or sexual orientation;and clarifying the definition of “family” to ensure that LGBT families are not excluded from HUD programs.
More informaton is available on the website of the National Center for Transgender Equality. EQIL will, of course, keep you updated on the progress of this and other important new rules and directives as information becomes available.”