November 8, 2013

Housing and Health Care – Creating a Stronger America

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Here at HUD our mission is to promote strong communities and affordable housing for the American people.  A key factor in achieving these goals is making sure people have access to quality, affordable health care. Compared to the general population, individuals in HUD-assisted housing are more likely to use emergency rooms and have health problems […]

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January 20, 2011

Fair is Fair

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When a person is denied housing because of their gender, religion, race/ethnicity or disability status, that’s patently illegal and certainly unfair.  But what about if that same person is lesbian, gay, transgender or bisexual?  The Fair Housing Act does not include LGBT status among its protected classes but while the law may not specifically prohibit […]

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