30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Public Comment Request: Notice on Equal Access Regardless of Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, or Marital Status for HUD's Community Planning and Development Programs, 9592-9594 [2017-02464]

Download as PDF 9592 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 24 / Tuesday, February 7, 2017 / Notices interviews—28; ethnographic interviews and housing journals—16; RRH household observations—16, and quarterly updates—16. Estimated Time per Response: Webbased program survey (CoCs)—20 minutes; web-based program survey (RRH programs)—30 minutes; RRH indepth telephone program interviews— 120 minutes; one time RRH program participant interviews—120 minutes; ethnographic interviews and housing journals—170 minutes; RRH household observations—180 minutes, and quarterly updates—10 minutes. Frequency of Response: Web-based program survey (CoCs)—one time; webbased program survey (RRH programs)— one time; RRH in-depth telephone program interviews—one time; one time Number of respondents Frequency of response Web-based Program Survey—CoCs ............................ Web-based Program Survey—RRH Programs ............ RRH In-depth Program Interviews ................................ One-time RRH Program Participant Interviews ............ Ethnographic Interviews and Housing Journals ........... RRH Household Observations ...................................... Quarterly RRH Household Updates .............................. 400 2,400 20 28 16 16 16 1 1 1 1 2 5 5 400 2,400 20 28 32 80 80 0.33 0.5 2 2 2.83 3 0.17 132 1,200 40 56 90.56 240 13.6 $36.85 29.60 29.60 10.15 10.15 10.15 10.15 $4,864.20 35,520 1,184 568.40 919.18 2,436 138.04 Total ....................................................................... .................... .................... 3,040 ........................ 1,772.16 ........................ 45,629.82 Information collection B. Solicitation of Public Comment This notice is soliciting comments from members of the public and affected parties concerning the collection of information described in Section A on the following: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) The accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (3) Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) Ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. HUD encourages interested parties to submit comment in response to these questions. C. Authority Lhorne on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES Section 3507 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35. Dated: January 30, 2017. Matthew E. Ammon, General Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Research. [FR Doc. 2017–02465 Filed 2–6–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:47 Feb 06, 2017 Jkt 241001 Responses per annum RRH program participant interviews— one time; ethnographic interviews and housing journals—two times, and RRH household observations—five times, and quarterly updates and housing journal— five times. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: $1,772.16 Estimated Total Annual Cost: $45,629.82 Burden hour per response DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–5997–C–01] 30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Public Comment Request: Notice on Equal Access Regardless of Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, or Marital Status for HUD’s Community Planning and Development Programs Office of Community Planning and Development, HUD. ACTION: Correction; Notice. AGENCY: This notice corrects the document HUD published on Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at 82 FR 8839. HUD omitted the Appendix which is included in this document. DATES: Comments Due Date: March 9, 2017. SUMMARY: Interested persons are invited to submit comments regarding this proposal. Comments should refer to the proposal by name and/or OMB Control Number and should be sent to: HUD Desk Officer, Office of Management and Budget, New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503; fax:202–395–5806, Email: OIRA_Submission@omb.eop.gov. Anna P. Guido, Reports Management Officer, QDAM, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW., Room 4176, Washington, DC 20410–5000; telephone 202–402–5535 (this is not a toll-free number) or email at Anna.P.Guido@hud.gov for a copy of the proposed forms or other available information. Persons with hearing or speech impairments may access this number through TTY by calling the toll- ADDRESSES: PO 00000 Frm 00034 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Annual burden hours Hourly cost per response Cost free Federal Relay Service at 800–877– 8339. 1. Submission of Comments by Mail. Comments may be submitted by mail to the Regulations Division, Office of General Counsel, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW., Room 10276, Washington, DC 20410–0500. 2. Electronic Submission of Comments. Interested persons may submit comments electronically through the Federal eRulemaking Portal at www.regulations.gov. HUD strongly encourages commenters to submit comments electronically. Electronic submission of comments allows the commenter maximum time to prepare and submit a comment, ensures timely receipt by HUD, and enables HUD to make them immediately available to the public. Comments submitted electronically through the www.regulations.gov Web site can be viewed by other commenters and interested members of the public. Commenters should follow the instructions provided on that site to submit comments electronically. Note: To receive consideration as public comments, comments must be submitted through one of the two methods specified above. Again, all submissions must refer to the docket number and title of the notice. No Facsimile Comments. Facsimile (FAX) comments are not acceptable. Public Inspection of Public Comments. All properly submitted comments and communications submitted to HUD will be available for public inspection and copying between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays at the above address. Due to security measures at the E:\FR\FM\07FEN1.SGM 07FEN1 9593 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 24 / Tuesday, February 7, 2017 / Notices HUD Headquarters building, an advance appointment to review the public comments must be scheduled by calling the Regulations Division at 202–708– 3055 (this is not a toll-free number). Persons who are deaf or hard of hearing or have speech impairments may access this number via TTY by calling the tollfree Federal Relay Service at 800–877– 8339. Copies of all comments submitted are available for inspection and downloading at www.regulations.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Anna P. Guido, Reports Management Officer, QMAC, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW., Washington, DC 20410; email Anna P. Guido at Anna.P.Guido@ hud.gov or telephone 202–402–5535. This is not a toll-free number. Person with hearing or speech impairments may access this number through TTY by calling the toll-free Federal Relay Service at (800) 877–8339. Copies of available documents submitted to OMB may be obtained from Ms. Guido. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This notice informs the public that HUD is seeking approval from OMB for the information collection described in Section A. The Federal Register notice that solicited public comment on the information collection for a period of 60 days was published on September 21, 2016. I. Background As noted in the SUMMARY, elsewhere in today’s Federal Register, HUD is publishing its final rule entitled ‘‘Equal Access in Accordance with an Individual’s Gender Identity in Community Planning and Development Programs.’’ Through this final rule, HUD ensures equal access to individuals in accordance with their gender identity in programs and shelter funded under programs administered by HUD’s Office of Community Planning and Development (CPD). This rule builds upon HUD’s February 2012 final rule entitled ‘‘Equal Access to Housing in HUD Programs Regardless of Sexual Orientation or Gender Identity’’ (2012 Equal Access Rule), which aimed to ensure that HUD’s housing programs would be open to all eligible individuals and families regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, or marital status. The 2012 Equal Access Rule, however, did not address how transgender and gender non-conforming individuals should be accommodated in temporary, emergency shelters and other buildings and facilities used for shelter that have physical limitations or configurations that require and that are permitted to have shared sleeping quarters or shared bathing facilities.1 This final rule published in today’s Federal Register follows HUD’s November 20, 2015 proposed rule, which addressed this issue after soliciting public comment. The final rule requires that recipients and subrecipients of CPD funding, as well as owners, operators, and managers of shelters, and other buildings and facilities and providers of services funded in whole or in part by any CPD program to grant equal access to such facilities, and other buildings and facilities, benefits, accommodations and services to individuals in accordance with the individual’s gender identity, and in a manner that affords equal access to the individual’s family. The notice set out in the appendix presents an additional measure by HUD to ensure that individuals seeking placement or accommodation in a shelter or other building or facility and housing funded under a program administered by CPD are aware of HUD’s equal access policy, as established in HUD’s 2012 Equal Access Rule, and elaborated upon in the final rule published in today’s Federal Register. Through this PRA notice, HUD proposes to require owners and operators of CPD-funded shelters, housing, buildings and other facilities to post this notice on bulletin boards and in other public places where individuals staying in the shelter, building, housing or facility or seeking placement or accommodation in the shelter, building, housing, or facility would see this information. HUD strives to reduce burden by providing the content of the notice to be posted and estimates it will take about six minutes for owners and operators to print and post this notice. All existing and new owners would be required to post the notice only once, and ensure that it remains visible to those accessing the shelter, housing, or facility. A. Overview of Information Collection Title of Information Collection: Notice on Equal Access Regardless of Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, or Marital Status for HUD’s Community Planning and Development Programs. OMB Approval Number: 2506—New. Type of Request: New collection of information. Form Number: None. Description of the need for the information and proposed use: As noted above, the purposeof the notice set out in the appendix to this PRA notice is to ensure that individuals seeking placement or accommodation in a shelter, building, housing or facility funded under a program administered by CPD are aware of HUD’s equal access requirements, as established in HUD’s 2012 Equal Access Rule, and elaborated upon in the final rule published in today’s Federal Register. Members of affected public: Owners and operators of a shelter, building, housing or facility funded under programs administered by CPD. Estimation of the total numbers of hours needed to prepare the information collection including number of respondents, frequency of response, and hours of response: Please see table below. Number of respondents * Response frequency (average) Total ** responses Burden hours per response Total annual hours A Lhorne on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES Information collection B C D E F HOME Investment Partnerships program ............... Community Development Block Grant program (State and Entitlement) ........................................ Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS program ..................................................................... Emergency Solutions Grants program & Continuum of Care ..................................................... 14:31 Feb 06, 2017 Jkt 241001 PO 00000 Burden cost per instrument 25,350 1 25,350 .10 2,535 $21.73 $55,085.55 2,430 1 2,430 .10 243 21.73 5,280.39 100 1 100 .10 10 21.73 217.30 6,750 1 6,750 .10 675 21.73 14,667.75 1 Shared sleeping quarters and shared bathing facilities are those for simultaneous use by more than one person. VerDate Sep<11>2014 Hourly rate *** Frm 00035 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\07FEN1.SGM 07FEN1 9594 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 24 / Tuesday, February 7, 2017 / Notices Information collection Number of respondents * Response frequency (average) Total ** responses Burden hours per response Total annual hours A B C D E F Total ................................................................. B. Solicitation of Public Comment This notice is soliciting comments from members of the public and affected parties concerning the collection of information described in Section A on the following: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) The accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (3) Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) Ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond; including through the use of appropriate automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. HUD encourages interested parties to submit comment in response to these questions. C. Authority Section 3507 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35. Dated: February 1, 2017. Anna P. Guido, Department Reports Management Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer. Lhorne on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES Appendix Notice on Equal Access Regardless of Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, or Marital Status for HUD’s Community Planning and Development Programs This [shelter/building/housing/facility] receives funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Department’s (HUD) Office of Community Planning and Development (CPD) and MUST comply with the following REQUIREMENTS: • Determine your eligibility for housing regardless of your sexual orientation, gender identity, or marital status, and must not discriminate against you because you do not conform to gender or sex stereotypes (i.e., because of your gender identity); • Grant you equal access to CPD programs or facilities consistent with your gender identity, and provide your family with equal access; • MUST NOT ask you to provide anatomical information or documentary (like VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:31 Feb 06, 2017 Jkt 241001 34,630 ...................... 34,630 ...................... your ID), physical, or medical evidence of your gender identity; and • Take non-discriminatory steps when necessary and appropriate to address privacy concerns raised by any residents or occupants, including you. If you think this program has violated any of these requirements, including any denial of services or benefits, contact your local HUD office for assistance with alleged violations of HUD program regulations. Local offices can be found at: http://portal.hud.gov/ hudportal/HUD?src=/program_offices/field_ policy_mgt/localoffices. If you believe you have experienced housing discrimination because of race, color, religion, national origin, disability, familial status, or sex, including discrimination because of gender identity, contact 1–800–669–9777 or file a written complaint with HUD at: www.hud.gov ‘‘file a discrimination complaint’’. Persons who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have speech impairments may file a complaint via TTY by calling the Federal Information Relay Service at (800) 877–8339. To better understand HUD’s requirements, the following definitions apply: • Sexual orientation means one’s emotional or physical attraction to the same and/or opposite sex (e.g. homosexuality, heterosexuality, or bisexuality). • Gender identity means the gender with which a person identifies, regardless of the sex assigned to that person at birth and regardless of the person’s perceived gender identity. • Perceived gender identity means the gender with which a person is perceived to identify based on that person’s appearance, behavior, expression, other gender related characteristics, or sex assigned to the individual at birth or identified in documents. [FR Doc. 2017–02464 Filed 2–6–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P 3,463 Hourly rate *** Burden cost per instrument ........................ 75,250.99 Council scheduled for Tuesday, February 7, 2017, and Wednesday, February 8, 2017, is cancelled. 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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 24 (Tuesday, February 7, 2017)]
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DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

[Docket No. FR-5997-C-01]


30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Public Comment 
Request: Notice on Equal Access Regardless of Sexual Orientation, 
Gender Identity, or Marital Status for HUD's Community Planning and 
Development Programs

AGENCY: Office of Community Planning and Development, HUD.

ACTION: Correction; Notice.

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SUMMARY: This notice corrects the document HUD published on Tuesday, 
January 24, 2017 at 82 FR 8839. HUD omitted the Appendix which is 
included in this document.

DATES: Comments Due Date: March 9, 2017.

ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments regarding 
this proposal. Comments should refer to the proposal by name and/or OMB 
Control Number and should be sent to: HUD Desk Officer, Office of 
Management and Budget, New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 
20503; fax:202-395-5806, Email: OIRA_Submission@omb.eop.gov.
    Anna P. Guido, Reports Management Officer, QDAM, Department of 
Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW., Room 4176, 
Washington, DC 20410-5000; telephone 202-402-5535 (this is not a toll-
free number) or email at Anna.P.Guido@hud.gov for a copy of the 
proposed forms or other available information. Persons with hearing or 
speech impairments may access this number through TTY by calling the 
toll-free Federal Relay Service at 800-877-8339.
    1. Submission of Comments by Mail. Comments may be submitted by 
mail to the Regulations Division, Office of General Counsel, Department 
of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW., Room 10276, 
Washington, DC 20410-0500.
    2. Electronic Submission of Comments. Interested persons may submit 
comments electronically through the Federal eRulemaking Portal at 
www.regulations.gov. HUD strongly encourages commenters to submit 
comments electronically. Electronic submission of comments allows the 
commenter maximum time to prepare and submit a comment, ensures timely 
receipt by HUD, and enables HUD to make them immediately available to 
the public. Comments submitted electronically through the 
www.regulations.gov Web site can be viewed by other commenters and 
interested members of the public. Commenters should follow the 
instructions provided on that site to submit comments electronically.
    Note: To receive consideration as public comments, comments must be 
submitted through one of the two methods specified above. Again, all 
submissions must refer to the docket number and title of the notice.
    No Facsimile Comments. Facsimile (FAX) comments are not acceptable.
    Public Inspection of Public Comments. All properly submitted 
comments and communications submitted to HUD will be available for 
public inspection and copying between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays at the 
above address. Due to security measures at the

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HUD Headquarters building, an advance appointment to review the public 
comments must be scheduled by calling the Regulations Division at 202-
708-3055 (this is not a toll-free number). Persons who are deaf or hard 
of hearing or have speech impairments may access this number via TTY by 
calling the toll-free Federal Relay Service at 800-877-8339. Copies of 
all comments submitted are available for inspection and downloading at 
www.regulations.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Anna P. Guido, Reports Management 
Officer, QMAC, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th 
Street SW., Washington, DC 20410; email Anna P. Guido at 
Anna.P.Guido@hud.gov or telephone 202-402-5535. This is not a toll-free 
number. Person with hearing or speech impairments may access this 
number through TTY by calling the toll-free Federal Relay Service at 
(800) 877-8339. Copies of available documents submitted to OMB may be 
obtained from Ms. Guido.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This notice informs the public that HUD is 
seeking approval from OMB for the information collection described in 
Section A.
    The Federal Register notice that solicited public comment on the 
information collection for a period of 60 days was published on 
September 21, 2016.

I. Background

    As noted in the Summary, elsewhere in today's Federal Register, HUD 
is publishing its final rule entitled ``Equal Access in Accordance with 
an Individual's Gender Identity in Community Planning and Development 
Programs.'' Through this final rule, HUD ensures equal access to 
individuals in accordance with their gender identity in programs and 
shelter funded under programs administered by HUD's Office of Community 
Planning and Development (CPD). This rule builds upon HUD's February 
2012 final rule entitled ``Equal Access to Housing in HUD Programs 
Regardless of Sexual Orientation or Gender Identity'' (2012 Equal 
Access Rule), which aimed to ensure that HUD's housing programs would 
be open to all eligible individuals and families regardless of sexual 
orientation, gender identity, or marital status. The 2012 Equal Access 
Rule, however, did not address how transgender and gender non-
conforming individuals should be accommodated in temporary, emergency 
shelters and other buildings and facilities used for shelter that have 
physical limitations or configurations that require and that are 
permitted to have shared sleeping quarters or shared bathing 
facilities.\1\ This final rule published in today's Federal Register 
follows HUD's November 20, 2015 proposed rule, which addressed this 
issue after soliciting public comment. The final rule requires that 
recipients and subrecipients of CPD funding, as well as owners, 
operators, and managers of shelters, and other buildings and facilities 
and providers of services funded in whole or in part by any CPD program 
to grant equal access to such facilities, and other buildings and 
facilities, benefits, accommodations and services to individuals in 
accordance with the individual's gender identity, and in a manner that 
affords equal access to the individual's family.
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those for simultaneous use by more than one person.
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    The notice set out in the appendix presents an additional measure 
by HUD to ensure that individuals seeking placement or accommodation in 
a shelter or other building or facility and housing funded under a 
program administered by CPD are aware of HUD's equal access policy, as 
established in HUD's 2012 Equal Access Rule, and elaborated upon in the 
final rule published in today's Federal Register. Through this PRA 
notice, HUD proposes to require owners and operators of CPD-funded 
shelters, housing, buildings and other facilities to post this notice 
on bulletin boards and in other public places where individuals staying 
in the shelter, building, housing or facility or seeking placement or 
accommodation in the shelter, building, housing, or facility would see 
this information. HUD strives to reduce burden by providing the content 
of the notice to be posted and estimates it will take about six minutes 
for owners and operators to print and post this notice. All existing 
and new owners would be required to post the notice only once, and 
ensure that it remains visible to those accessing the shelter, housing, 
or facility.

A. Overview of Information Collection

    Title of Information Collection: Notice on Equal Access Regardless 
of Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, or Marital Status for HUD's 
Community Planning and Development Programs.
    OMB Approval Number: 2506--New.
    Type of Request: New collection of information.
    Form Number: None.
    Description of the need for the information and proposed use: As 
noted above, the purposeof the notice set out in the appendix to this 
PRA notice is to ensure that individuals seeking placement or 
accommodation in a shelter, building, housing or facility funded under 
a program administered by CPD are aware of HUD's equal access 
requirements, as established in HUD's 2012 Equal Access Rule, and 
elaborated upon in the final rule published in today's Federal 
Register.
    Members of affected public: Owners and operators of a shelter, 
building, housing or facility funded under programs administered by 
CPD.
    Estimation of the total numbers of hours needed to prepare the 
information collection including number of respondents, frequency of 
response, and hours of response:
    Please see table below.

 
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                                                      Number of     Response
              Information collection                 respondents    frequency     Total **    Burden hours  Total annual    Hourly rate     Burden cost
                                                          *         (average)     responses   per response      hours           ***       per instrument
A                                                              B             C             D             E             F  ..............  ..............
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HOME Investment Partnerships program..............        25,350             1        25,350           .10         2,535          $21.73      $55,085.55
Community Development Block Grant program (State           2,430             1         2,430           .10           243           21.73        5,280.39
 and Entitlement).................................
Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS                  100             1           100           .10            10           21.73          217.30
 program..........................................
Emergency Solutions Grants program & Continuum of          6,750             1         6,750           .10           675           21.73       14,667.75
 Care.............................................
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    Total.........................................        34,630  ............        34,630  ............         3,463  ..............       75,250.99
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B. Solicitation of Public Comment

    This notice is soliciting comments from members of the public and 
affected parties concerning the collection of information described in 
Section A on the following:
    (1) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for 
the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including 
whether the information will have practical utility;
    (2) The accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the 
proposed collection of information;
    (3) Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected; and
    (4) Ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on 
those who are to respond; including through the use of appropriate 
automated collection techniques or other forms of information 
technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. HUD 
encourages interested parties to submit comment in response to these 
questions.

C. Authority

    Section 3507 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. 
Chapter 35.

    Dated: February 1, 2017.
Anna P. Guido,
Department Reports Management Officer, Office of the Chief Information 
Officer.

Appendix

Notice on Equal Access Regardless of Sexual Orientation, Gender 
Identity, or Marital Status for HUD's Community Planning and 
Development Programs

    This [shelter/building/housing/facility] receives funding from 
the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Department's (HUD) Office 
of Community Planning and Development (CPD) and MUST comply with the 
following REQUIREMENTS:
     Determine your eligibility for housing regardless of 
your sexual orientation, gender identity, or marital status, and 
must not discriminate against you because you do not conform to 
gender or sex stereotypes (i.e., because of your gender identity);
     Grant you equal access to CPD programs or facilities 
consistent with your gender identity, and provide your family with 
equal access;
     MUST NOT ask you to provide anatomical information or 
documentary (like your ID), physical, or medical evidence of your 
gender identity; and
     Take non-discriminatory steps when necessary and 
appropriate to address privacy concerns raised by any residents or 
occupants, including you.
    If you think this program has violated any of these 
requirements, including any denial of services or benefits, contact 
your local HUD office for assistance with alleged violations of HUD 
program regulations. Local offices can be found at: http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/program_offices/field_policy_mgt/localoffices.
    If you believe you have experienced housing discrimination 
because of race, color, religion, national origin, disability, 
familial status, or sex, including discrimination because of gender 
identity, contact 1-800-669-9777 or file a written complaint with 
HUD at: www.hud.gov ``file a discrimination complaint''. Persons who 
are deaf, hard of hearing, or have speech impairments may file a 
complaint via TTY by calling the Federal Information Relay Service 
at (800) 877-8339.
    To better understand HUD's requirements, the following 
definitions apply:
     Sexual orientation means one's emotional or physical 
attraction to the same and/or opposite sex (e.g. homosexuality, 
heterosexuality, or bisexuality).
     Gender identity means the gender with which a person 
identifies, regardless of the sex assigned to that person at birth 
and regardless of the person's perceived gender identity.
     Perceived gender identity means the gender with which a 
person is perceived to identify based on that person's appearance, 
behavior, expression, other gender related characteristics, or sex 
assigned to the individual at birth or identified in documents.

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