1968 Fair Housing Act *finally* extended to transgender tenants?

From Colorlines.com:

[T]here’s news that HUD is expanding its interpretation of federal housing policy to include protections for gender identity.Although the Fair Housing Act was passed in 1968 as part of the Civil Rights Act to prevent housing discrimination based on race, religion, and national origin, in its current form the law doesn’t explicitly extend to sexual orientation and gender identity.

It’s welcome news. Studies by New York-based Queers for Economic Justice have shown that the vast majority of queer and transgender folks who could benefit from HUD’s increasingly privatized housing are of color and, because of rampant job discrimination, have incomes that fall well below national averages.

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