September 3, 2015
The Credential
HUD Issues Guidance on Multifamily Assisted and Insured Housing Equal Access Rule

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) released guidance to help avoid discrimination against LGBT Americans seeking HUD-assisted or HUD-insured housing.

The guidance, originally published in 2012, will help clarify the Equal Access to Housing in HUD Programs Regardless of Sexual Orientation or Gender Identity Rule (Equal Access Rule). This rule ensures that housing across HUD programs is open to all eligible persons regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or marital status. The rule also covers and protects Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly.

 To read the press release or final rule click here.