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The Alliance's Statement on Proposed Changes to HUD's Equal Access Rule
The National Alliance to End Homelessness is firmly opposed to the Trump Administration's proposed changes to the Equal Access Rule.
In the face of rising homelessness rates in communities all over the country, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) should target its efforts to help the nation's most at-risk people, instead of targeting them for exclusion. Transgender people experiencing homelessness represent a particularly vulnerable population, with recent research indicating that more than half (56 percent) are unsheltered.
The National Alliance to End Homelessness calls on HUD to immediately abandon this proposed change, and re-commit itself to its critically important mission
For those serving transgender people experiencing homelessness, the Alliance offers the following resources:
On May 10, 2019, HUD proposed a rule change that would no longer allow "mixed-status" families – households with both documented and undocumented members – to qualify for federal housing assistance based on their immigration status. This proposed rule would force families out of public housing and Section 8 programs, effectively spurring homelessness, forced family breakups, and/or loss of housing assistance.
From now until July 9, you can submit a comment to HUD to oppose this proposed rule, which could lead to eviction for more than 100,000 people in HUD-assisted housing.