As two recent reports demonstrate, for many LGBT people -- specifically LGBT people of color and elders -- the quest for home routinely comes up against a housing supply that's dilapidated, stretched thin, too expensive and far removed from the cities and neighborhoods we deserve to inhabit.
A recent HUD study shows that same-sex couples experience significantly higher levels of housing discrimination than heterosexual couples. My wife and I found this to be true in New York and Massachusetts -- both states where LGBTQ individuals are considered a protected class.
Last week, HUD released its first-ever study of housing discrimination against same-sex couples. News outlets picked up the study, reporting preferential treatment for heterosexual couples over same-sex coupes, but they deeply mischaracterized they study's findings.