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Housing

Trans people face significant barriers to accessing housing, including economic instability and discrimination in accessing rental housing, in purchasing homes, and in accessing credit. These factors result in a higher incidence of homelessness, negative outcomes associated with housing instability, and greater difficulty accumulating wealth—a protective factor against cyclical poverty—compared to their peers. Housing instability can take on multiple forms, up to and including homelessness. For example, nearly 1 in 10 respondents to the 2015 U.S. Transgender Survey (USTS) reported their current living situation to be a temporary arrangement with friends or family because of an inability to independently afford housing. This entry reviews available evidence of housing (in)stability among trans populations and interactions with the housing market, provides a landscape of the civil rights remedies ...

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