HUD News

New Regs Ban LGBT Discrimination in HUD-Assisted Housing

February 9, 2012    

HUD recently announced new regulations intended to ensure that HUD's core housing programs are open to all eligible persons, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. The new regulations, published as a final rule in theFederal Register this week, will go into effect in 30...

HUD Hosts First-Ever Summit for LGBT Seniors

December 12, 2011    

On Dec. 7, 2011, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration on Aging, and the National Center for Lesbian Rights held a first-ever national summit on LGBT seniors at HUD’s headquarters.

HUD: Veterans Deserve to Live Free from Housing Discrimination

November 15, 2011    

To mark Veteran’s Day, HUD's theme this year is “Honoring Our Women Veterans,” according to a posting on HUD's blog, The HUDdle. Recalling his service on the frontlines during the Vietnam War, Robert Walker, Director of Education and Outreach, Office of Fair Housing and...

HUD Releases New Fair Housing Report

September 25, 2011    

More than 10,000 fair housing discrimination complaints were filed in fiscal year 2010, according to HUD's annual State of Fair Housing report released late last month. Discrimination based on disability continues to be the largest single category of complaints, according to the report.

HUD Campaigns Against LGBT Discrimination; Bishops Object

March 31, 2011    

April 2011: Since its proposal of a new federal regulation banning housing discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) individuals earlier this year, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has launched a new media campaign, “Live Free.” Among...

HUD to Review Discrimination Claims from Victims of Domestic Violence

March 1, 2011    

March 2011: The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) recently issued guidance making it clear that residents who are denied or evicted from housing as a result of domestic violence may be able to pursue a discrimination complaint under the federal Fair Housing Act (FHA).

Getting the Word Out on Fight Against LGBT Discrimination

February 1, 2011    

February 2011: HUD continues to let the public know about its initiative to ensure equal access of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people to its programs, according to a recent blog posting by Kenneth J. Carroll, Director of HUD’s Fair Housing Assistance Program Division,...

HUD Seeks Ban on Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity

January 1, 2011    

January 2011: Earlier this month, HUD proposed new regulations aimed at prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity in its core housing programs.
“This is a fundamental issue of fairness,” HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan said in a statement. “We...