HUD: No bias against LGBT elders in gov’t assisted housing

  • metta

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    Jul 13, 2015 4:06 PM GMT
    HUD: No bias against LGBT elders in gov’t assisted housing


    "the Obama administration announced new guidance Monday to make clear anti-LGBT discrimination is unacceptable in government-sponsored and insured housing, including housing for the elderly. Secretary of Housing & Urban Development Julian Castro said in a statement the new guidance reinforces the administration’s opposition to bias against the LGBT community in housing and elsewhere. “Every American deserves to live with dignity, regardless of who they love or who they are,” Castro said. “HUD is committed to fighting unjust discrimination and to expanding housing opportunity for all.”


    - See more at: http://www.washingtonblade.com/2015/07/13/hud-no-bias-against-lgbt-elders-in-govt-assisted-housing/
  • FRE0

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    Jul 13, 2015 5:15 PM GMT
    metta8 saidHUD: No bias against LGBT elders in gov’t assisted housing


    "the Obama administration announced new guidance Monday to make clear anti-LGBT discrimination is unacceptable in government-sponsored and insured housing, including housing for the elderly. Secretary of Housing & Urban Development Julian Castro said in a statement the new guidance reinforces the administration’s opposition to bias against the LGBT community in housing and elsewhere. “Every American deserves to live with dignity, regardless of who they love or who they are,” Castro said. “HUD is committed to fighting unjust discrimination and to expanding housing opportunity for all.”


    - See more at: http://www.washingtonblade.com/2015/07/13/hud-no-bias-against-lgbt-elders-in-govt-assisted-housing/


    That's good, but equally important is how people are treated by the other residents and the government has little control over that.
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    Jul 13, 2015 5:28 PM GMT
    FRE0 said
    That's good, but equally important is how people are treated by the other residents and the government has little control over that.

    That's true. But a foot in the door, literally & figuratively, is better than still being out on the sidewalk.

    It's a start upon which you can build, and change these attitudes over time. Other groups denied housing in the past have had to go through this, like Jews and Blacks. You gotta start somewhere.