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EQUAL ACCESS RULE

Biden admin scraps Trump-era proposal to limit trans protections at shelters

The Department of Housing and Urban Development announced Thursday that transgender people would be protected from discrimination at federally funded homeless shelters.HUD will reaffirm the Equal Access Rule and require that transgender and gender-nonconforming people be housed in shelters in accordance with their gender identity.“Access to safe, stable housing — and shelter — is a basic necessity,” Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Marcia Fudge said in a statement.

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Biden admin scraps Trump-era proposal to limit trans protections at shelters