HUD Extends Discrimination Protections

January 30, 2012

HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan is set to roll out a new agency policy to combat bias against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people in federally-supported housing programs. 

The new rule aims to help LGBT people and their families remain in their residences, get loans to purchase homes, and access federal aid programs.  They also include an equal access provision that prohibits owners and operators of HUD-funded or HUD-insured housing from asking about an applicant's gender identity or sexual orientation or denying housing for those reasons.

Source: "New HUD Policy Extends Discrimination Protections to Gay and Lesbian Community," Citybizlist Washington, D.C. (01/29/12)

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