Tag Archive | HUD

US: Supreme Court may hold key to housing for LGBT+

US: Supreme Court may hold key to housing for LGBT+

In the six years since she was kicked out by family, student Aramis Huff has struggled to find somewhere to call home. If her mother was outright abusive, the outside world hasn’t been much kinder to the 24-year-old Black woman who identifies as queer: Huff says she has faced repeated rejection from potential roommates due […]

US: Rule would allow shelters to turn away trans homeless people

US: Rule would allow shelters to turn away trans homeless people

The US government proposed a rule on Friday last that would let homeless shelters deny access to transgender people based on their gender identity, a proposal that rights supporters said marks an “unconscionable” setback for trans acceptance. The rule would apply to federally funded, single-sex shelters, and is intended to better protect homeless women while […]

US: Carson Admits Ignoring Protections for LGBTQ in Homeless Shelters

US: Carson Admits Ignoring Protections for LGBTQ in Homeless Shelters

Yesterday (20th) LGBTQ rights group, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) in the US, criticised Secretary Ben Carson’s admission that the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is delaying important resources protecting LGBTQ people in homeless shelters.

US: NCTE Opposes HUD Nominee Who Called Transgenders ‘Abnormal’

US: NCTE Opposes HUD Nominee Who Called Transgenders ‘Abnormal’

The National Center for Transgender Equality in the US has opposed the nomination of Ben Carson for Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), based on his extreme anti-LGBT views and his long record of opposing life-saving safety net programs and fair housing laws.