Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

The federal Fair Housing Act prohibits housing and housing-related discrimination because of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including sexual orientation and gender identity), familial status, and disability. If you have any reason to believe that you have been the victim of housing discrimination or threatened with housing discrimination, please call us toll-free at 877-979-FAIR to file a complaint with our office. We are also available to discuss the situation and answer any questions that you may have.

Fair Housing Center of Southeast &  Mid Michigan Resources

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development memo , 2/11/2021

President Biden’s Executive Order 13988 on Preventing and Combating Discrimination on the Basis of Gender Identity or Sexual Orientation.

Fact Sheet on HUD’s LGBT Rule, Fair Housing Center of Southeast & Mid Michigan

FHC Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity Fact Sheet, Fair Housing Center of Southeast & Mid Michigan (as of 2/11/2021- now outdated due to the above paragraphs)

Blog Post on HUD LGBT Rule (a more inclusive definition of family), Fair Housing Center of Southeast & Mid Michigan

Sexual Orientation and Housing Discrimination in Michigan, Michigan Fair Housing Centers, January, 2007

Other Resources

Equal Access for Transgender People – Supporting Inclusive Housing and Shelters, Equal Access Expectations Toolkit, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Equal Access to Housing in HUD Programs 20 Regardless of Sexual Orientation or Gender Identity final rule (Equal Access Rule) (77 FR 21 5662), U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, February 3, 2012

HUD Notice CPD-15-02: Appropriate Placement for Transgender Persons in Single-Sex Emergency Shelters and Other Facilities, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, February 2015

Opening Doors: An Investigation of Barriers to Senior Housing for Same-Sex Couples“, Equal Rights Center, 2014