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August 31, 2020 | October 07, 2020 | 2,154 total views

Deadline Approaching to Oppose HUD’s Rule Change Weakening Housing Protections for Transgender Individuals

The deadline to submit comments opposing the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) proposed changes to the current Equal Access Rule is September 22, 2020 at 8:59 p.m. PST. The proposed rule change, which has the potential to put thousands of transgender, gender non-conforming, and gender non-binary individuals experiencing homelessness at greater risk of trauma and violence, opened for public comment on July 24, 2020.

LAHSA strongly urges providers and advocates to submit public comments by September 22, 2020 at 8:59 p.m. PST through this portal. Submitting a large volume of comments is critical in both slowing down potential implementation of this rule and also building a potential basis for legal action to block implementation.

For more information on this rule change and other ways to comment:

  • LAHSA's fact sheet on the rule change can be found here.
  • A template comment for providers and advocates can be found here. Please contact Legislative Affairs Analyst, Samantha Vethavanam for an editable Word version.
  • Visit the Housing Saves Lives website, here.
  • Contact Legislative Affairs Analyst, Samantha Vethavanam with any additional questions or concerns.

LAHSA submitted their comment in opposition to the proposed rule change on July 24, 2020.


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