The National Alliance to End Homelessness is firmly opposed to the Trump Administration’s proposed changes to the Equal Access Rule.
In the face of rising homelessness rates in communities all over the country, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) should target its efforts to help the nation’s most at-risk people, instead of targeting them for exclusion. Transgender people experiencing homelessness represent a particularly vulnerable population, with recent research indicating that more than half (56 percent) are unsheltered.
The Alliance calls on HUD to immediately abandon this proposed change, and re-commit itself to its critically important mission
For those serving transgender people experiencing homelessness, the Alliance offers the following resources:
- Webinar: HUD’s Equal Access Rule: What it Is, What’s Changed, and What You Need to Know (National Alliance to End Homelessness)
- Toolkit: Equal Access for Transgender People: Supporting Inclusive Housing and Shelters (HUD)
- Infographic: Supporting Equal Access Across the Full Spectrum of Services (HUD)
- Training Tool: Equal Access Expectations (HUD)
- Report: Serving Our Youth 2015: The Needs and Experiences of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning Youth Experiencing Homelessness (True Colors United)