The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) held a series of webinars for Continuum of Care (CoC) Collaborative Applicants and providers, Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) recipients and sub-recipients, and Housing Opportunities for Persons With Aids (HOPWA) grantees to educate participants about the requirements of the Equal Access Rule and Gender Identity Rule and how to ensure that projects operate in compliance with these rules. This webinar also provided “LGBT Language 101” training to aid participants in increasing their knowledge and skills in using appropriate, inclusive language with all clients they serve. Participants were introduced to HUD’s Technical Assistance (TA) materials to aid their compliance efforts.
The webinar recording is now available on the HUD Exchange along with the presentation slides, speaker notes, and transcript. You can access the materials under Related Materials and Resources.
For additional Equal Access Rule information, please visit the HUD Exchange LGBT Homelessness Page on the HUD Exchange, which includes the following resources:
- Equal Access to Housing Final Rule
- Equal Access Self-Assessment for Shelters and Projects
- Guidebook on Equal Access for Transgender People: Supporting Inclusive Housing and Shelters
- Equal Access Decision Tree
- Training Scenarios for Use with Project Staff
If you have questions regarding the 2016 Equal Access Rule, please submit them to HUD’s Ask a Question (AAQ) desk.
Training Point of Contact
TJ Winfield | 240-582-3607 | EAR.Training@Cloudburstgroup.com