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Department of Housing and Urban Development Unveils LGBTQ Equal Access Policy

In a powerful speech on Saturday, January 28th, Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Shaun Donovan made history when he unveiled HUD’s LGBTQ Equal Access policy—a new rule that will protect more than 5.5 million people across the country from discrimination in public housing and Federal Housing Administration (FHA)-insured mortgages. The new rule, announced at the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force’s annual Creating Change conference, will improve the lives of LGBTQ...

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NCLR Applauds HUD’s LGBT-Inclusive “Live Free” Campaign

Statement by NCLR Federal Policy Attorney Maya Rupert (Washington D.C., April 8, 2011)—The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) this month launched an innovative multi-media campaign to raise awareness about housing discrimination against the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community. The yearlong campaign, called “Live Free,” includes images of LGBTQ people in online and print advertisements, with the headline: “Should Gender Stereotypes Influence...

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NCLR Applauds Proposed HUD Rule to Ensure Equal Access to Housing for LGBTQ Community

Statement by NCLR Federal Policy Attorney Maya Rupert (San Francisco, CA, January 20, 2011)—Today, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced proposed changes to a number of its core housing programs, which would provide increased protection to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people. The proposed changes will: prohibit all lenders offering Federal Housing Administration-insured mortgages from considering sexual orientation or gender identity in determining a...

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