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Kat la Tosch | Expanding Fair Housing Protections

  1. 1. Understanding the Expanding Umbrella of FairHousing Protections
  2. 2. Understanding the Expanding Umbrella of Fair HousingProtections: A Critical Need for LGBT PeopleKathleen LaToschApril 20, 2012
  3. 3. Understanding the Expanding Umbrella of Fair Housing Protections
  4. 4. Understanding the Expanding Umbrella of Fair Housing ProtectionsCities in Michigan with Human Rights OrdinancesAdd text here
  5. 5. Understanding the Expanding Umbrella of Fair Housing ProtectionsWhy do Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender PeopleNeed to be Classified as a Protected Class?In a 2007 study by the Michigan FairHousing Centers to explore the level ofdiscrimination experienced by LGBTpeople, 30% of same-sex couplesreported being treated differently fromsimilarly situated heterosexual couples.Specifically, they were:l • Verbally harassed • Shown less desirable units • Quoted higher rates • Outright refused the opportunity to rent a property
  6. 6. Understanding the Expanding Umbrella of Fair Housing ProtectionsWhy do Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender PeopleNeed to be Classified as a Protected Class? The LGBT community is a miniature replica of its local demographic profile.
  7. 7. Understanding the Expanding Umbrella of Fair Housing ProtectionsWhy do Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender PeopleNeed to be Classified as a Protected Class? The LGBT community is a miniature replica of its local demographic profile.
  8. 8. Understanding the Expanding Umbrella of Fair Housing ProtectionsWhy do Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender PeopleNeed to be Classified as a Protected Class? The LGBT community is a miniature replica of its local demographic profile.
  9. 9. Understanding the Expanding Umbrella of Fair Housing ProtectionsWhy do Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender PeopleNeed to be Classified as a Protected Class?he LGBT community is a miniature replica of its localdemographic profile.
  10. 10. Understanding the Expanding Umbrella of Fair Housing ProtectionsWhy do Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender PeopleNeed to be Classified as a Protected Class?he LGBT community is a miniature replica of its localdemographic profile.
  11. 11. Understanding the Expanding Umbrella of Fair Housing ProtectionsTransgender DiscriminationReleased in February of 2011 by theNational Gay and Lesbian TaskForce, this groundbreaking reportdetails the results of interviews andsurveys with 6,450 people from all 50states, the District of Columbia,Puerto Rico, Guam, and the U.S.Virgin Islands. It is the most completeportrait of discrimination faced bytransgender and gender-nonconforming people to date.
  12. 12. Understanding the Expanding Umbrella of Fair Housing ProtectionsTransgender Discrimination19% reported being refused ahome or apartment.
  13. 13. Understanding the Expanding Umbrella of Fair Housing ProtectionsLGBT Older Adult Housing ConcernsLGBT older adultsconsistently citediscrimination and/ormistreatment in residentialfacilities as a top concern.In a summit held in April of2011, The LGBT OlderAdult Coalition of Michiganfound that housing was thetopmost concern amongsoon-to-be retired LGBTolder adults.
  14. 14. Understanding the Expanding Umbrella of Fair Housing ProtectionsLGBT Older Adult HousingConcerns• Fear of discrimination, harassment, abuse – at the hands of facility staff and existing residents• Isolation• Spousal impoverishmentStep 1: Eliminate discriminationStep 2: Develop LGBT culturally competent care
  15. 15. Understanding the Expanding Umbrella of Fair Housing ProtectionsFor more information / available in your resources packet:Fact sheets on LGBTQ Youth in Major Metropolitan AreasInjustice at Every Turn: A Report of the National Transgender Discrimination SurveyInclusive Services for LGBT Older AdultsOuting Age 2010State Nondiscrimination Laws in the U.S. (January 2012)Sexual Orientation and Housing Discrimination in MichiganLinks to these organizations:The LGBT Older Adult Coalition of MichiganNational Gay and Lesbian Task ForceNational Coalition for the HomelessThe National Resource Center on LGBT AgingThe Ruth Ellis CenterSAGE
  16. 16. THANK YOU!To follow up with the speaker:Kathleen LaToschLaTosch ConsultingKlatosch@gmail.comwww.LaToschConsulting.comPresentations will be available at www.ncrc.org/conferencebyApril 30, 2012

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