July 24, 2013

#Housing101: Knowing Your Rights

In the 1940’s, my grandparents left Jim-Crow Alabama to move to the de-segregated northern town of Cleveland, Ohio.  My grandfather returned to Cleveland after WWII and decided that he wanted to move from the inner-city to the suburbs. He fell in love with a picket fence house in a neighborhood a few miles outside of […]

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May 17, 2013

Fair Housing Means EVERYONE

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By Public Affairs Staff This past Wednesday, Secretary Donovan spoke to the National Association of Gay and Lesbian Real Estate Professionals (NAGLREP) and highlighted the many accomplishments the Administration and HUD have realized on behalf of the Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual and Transgender (LGBT) Americans: HUD and this administration have taken historic steps in the area […]

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October 26, 2012

What National Disability Employment Awareness Month Means at HUD

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In observance of October’s National Disability Awareness Month, yesterday Acting Assistant Secretary Mark Johnston joined Advocates for HUD Employees with Disabilities and the Office of Department Equal Employment Opportunity to recognize the indispensable contributions people with disabilities make in our communities and workplaces. During the ceremony Acting Assistant Secretary Johnston said: “For generations, people with […]

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December 7, 2011

HUD to Address Unique Challenges for Aging LGBT Community

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Not having access to equal housing or adequate health and long-term care are some of the issues aging lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Americans face when they approach their golden years. Because LGBT senior citizens are more likely to age without the benefits of a partner or family support, they are unable to find […]

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