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HUD proposes rule to assure equal access to housing matching gender identity
2015-12-01

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The U.S. Housing and Urban Development ( HUD ) announced its proposed "Equal Access in Accordance with an Individual's Gender Identity in Community Planning and Development Programs Rule ( Gender Identity Rule )." It is a rule requiring shelters to treat transgender people according to their gender identity in emergency shelters.

The proposed rule was created after reviewing and monitoring the implementation of HUD's Equal Access to Housing in HUD Programs Regardless of Sexual Orientation or Gender Identity Rule, which was published in 2012. The Equal Access Rule ensures that housing assisted or insured by HUD is open to all eligible individuals and families without regard to actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender identity or marital status.

"A person seeking shelter is already in a very vulnerable situation, and they deserve to be treated with dignity when they request our assistance," said HUD Secretary Julian Castro. "This rule takes us one step closer to full acceptance of transgender men and women, and will ensure they receive the proper services that respect their identity."

Full press release at the link: www.windycitymediagroup.com/lgbt/Rule-proposed-to-assure-equal-access-to-housing-matching-gender-identity/53528.html .


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