Housing, Protection Against Discrimination in

This entry focuses on housing discrimination against LGBTQ people and their families and efforts to increase access to fair housing in the LGBTQ community. While no federal law explicitly prohibits housing discrimination against LGBTQ people, there are significant federal policies and state and local laws that provide crucial protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people seeking access to fair and affordable housing.

Overview of Homelessness and Housing Discrimination in the LGBT Community

LGBTQ people and families face significant housing discrimination and higher instances of homelessness and housing insecurity than the general population. A 2010 study by the Welfare Warriors Research Collaborative shows that a majority of low-income LGBTQ people have been or are currently homeless, finding that 70% have been homeless in the past ...

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