Department of Housing and Urban Development May 9, 2016 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Equal Access to Housing in HUD's Native American and Native Hawaiian Programs-Regardless of Sexual Orientation or Gender Identity
Document Number: 2016-10753
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-05-09
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This proposed rule would revise regulations for HUD's Native American and Native Hawaiian programs to incorporate existing rules that require HUD programs to be open to all eligible individuals and families regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, or marital status. Since HUD promulgated the ``Equal Access to Housing in HUD Programs Regardless of Sexual Orientation or Gender Identity'' final rule in February, 2012, HUD has required that HUD-assisted and HUD- insured housing be made available in accordance with program eligibility requirements and without regard to sexual orientation, gender identity, or marital status, and has generally prohibited inquiries into sexual orientation or gender identity. In applying these non-discrimination requirements to HUD's Native American and Native Hawaiian programs, this proposed rule would further the Federal goal of providing decent housing and a suitable living environment for all.