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November 24, 2015

HUD Offers Guidance On “Appropriate Placement” Of Transgender People In Homeless Shelters

By | Fenway Health Newsroom, Health Policy, The Fenway Institute, Trans | No Comments
The US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has published new guidelines for emergency homeless shelters that explicitly state that people who are transgender should be assigned to single-sex shelters that conform with their gender identity. The guidelines were published to clarify a rule proposed in 2012 stating that any housing program that receives federal funding must be made available “to individuals and families without regard to actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender identity, or marital status.” The new guidelines, published November 20, 2015 on National Transgender Day of Remembrance, make it clear that people who are transgender and 
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