The recent regulatory changes brought about by HUD bring fresh hope to social justice advocates in bringing parity to those individuals in the LGBT Community that are homeless, especially towards those that are trans-identified.
At a time when our nation needs to maximize the talents and contributions of all individuals throughout our communities, segregation continues to have a direct negative effect on the achievement and employment gaps among different races in America.
When trying to rent or buy a home, everyone should get a fair shake. But many credit-worthy pregnant women and mothers are being denied home loans or rentals solely because they are on maternity leave or have children.
Lenders certainly have the right to verify income and determine creditworthiness. But they may not single out women on maternity leave for special guarantees, ignore their resources or assume that have no income or will not return to work.