Transgender Issues
Housing & Homelessness

Information from
National Center for Transgender Equality

One in five transgender people in the United States has
been discriminated when seeking a home, and more
than one in ten have been evicted from their homes,
because of their gender identity. The U.S. Department
of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has issued
guidance stating that discrimination against transgender
renters or homebuyers based on gender identity or
gender stereotypes constitutes sex discrimination
and is prohibited under the Fair Housing Act (FHA).
Unfortunately, general lack of awareness has
contributed to continued discrimination, eviction and
homelessness of transgender people in the United
States. Strong, explicit legal protection from gender
identity discrimination, including at the state and local levels, is still needed.

Homelessness is also a critical issue for transgender people; one in five transgender individuals have experienced homelessness at some point in their lives. Family rejection and discrimination and violence have contributed to a large number of transgender and other LGBQ-identified youth who are homeless in the United States – an estimated 20-40% of the more than 1.6 million homeless youth. Unfortunately, social service and homeless shelters that work with this population often fail to culturally and appropriately serve transgender homeless people, including denying them shelter based on their gender identity; inappropriately housing them in a gendered space they do not identify with; and failing to address co-occurring issues facing transgender homeless adults and youth. NCTE works with federal and state agencies to ensure transgender people do not face discrimination in housing and in homeless services. HUD has required grantees including homeless shelters to abide by state and local nondiscrimination rules; the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has created and promoted educational resources on serving LGBT homeless youth; and the Administration for Children and Families issued the largest-ever LGBT focused federal grant to develop a model program to support LGBT foster youth and prevent them from experiencing or returning to homelessness.

Resources

NCTE Resources
A Blueprint for Equality: Housing and Homelessness (2015)
Know Your Rights: Housing and Homelessness
Making Shelters Safe for Transgender Evacuees
Hurricane Preparedness: Info for Trans People
Partner Resources
Transitioning Our Shelters: A Guide to Making Homeless Shelters Safe for Transgender People, National Coalition for the Homeless and the National LGBTQ Task Force
Resources for Homeless LGBT Individuals in Crisis
New York City Homeless Policies and Procedures, Coalition for the Homeless
Shelter for All Genders: Best Practices for Homeless Shelters, Services, and Programs in Massachusetts in Serving Transgender Adults and Gender Non-Conforming Guests, Massachusetts Trans Political Coalition

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The Transology Association
York Office for Transgender Affairs
also to be known as YOTA
32 North Queen Street, York, Pa
A Transology Association Sub Division

We are a Non Profit Group Dedicated to helping the Transgender Communities by Offering Free Education and Support Services to the Transgender Community and the General Public for York Pennsylvania and surrounding Area sand providing help and support to Homeless Transient people
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