HUD takes more steps to protect LGBTs from housing discrimination

By |2011-09-01T09:00:00-04:00September 1st, 2011|News|

By BTL Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C.-
A report released Aug. 29 by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development shows that the agency is helping municipalities and state and local agencies receiving HUD funding to comply with civil rights requirements and holding non-compliant recipients accountable.
This year’s report shows that HUD has placed greater emphasis on ensuring that recipients of HUD funding create greater housing opportunities for minorities, families with children, and people with disabilitie
HUD will continue to reach out to groups that have historically lacked sufficient protection from housing discrimination, such as lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender persons. HUD has announced that it will issue a rule to clarify that the term “family,” when used in HUD programs, includes all eligible LGBT couples and individuals.

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