Everyone, regardless of gender identity or expression, deserves a safe place to live.
In addition to federal housing protections, there are many state and local laws that protect transgender people from discrimination and harassment in living situations. At Transgender Law Center, we regularly provide information about relevant housing laws and policies and fight for protections.
Model Policy and Legal Guide for Homeless Shelters and Housing Programs
Tools for Addressing Anti-Trans Discrimination
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Equal Access Rule (2012)
This 2012 rule prohibits discrimination based on gender identity in all housing programs.
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Equal Access Rule (2016)
This rule revises and expands the 2012 regulation to address access to safe emergency shelters and temporary housing.
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) discrimination complaint form
This link connects you with HUD’s contact information and a complaint form if you have experienced discrimination.
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In The News
On Monday, the U.S. Health and Human Services Department (HHS) announced a proposed rule that would substantially strengthen protections against discrimination in accessing healthcare. While the proposed rule is open for public comment, the Rollback Rule issued under the Trump Administration that gutted Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act is still in the books.
Transgender Law Center Denounces SCOTUS Opinion overturning Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey
The Transgender Law Center strongly denounces the Supreme Court’s Opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization as a despicable, shameless, and politically-motivated attack on the bodily autonomy of all people, especially those people who are exercising their right to end pregnancies.
Lambda Legal, the Transgender Law Center (TLC), and the American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Southern California (ACLU SoCal) filed a motion to intervene in a lawsuit filed by anti-transgender activists against the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) challenging SB132, the groundbreaking law protecting transgender people incarcerated in the state of California.