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Training: Equal Access, LGBTQIA+, and Family Separation

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HUD’s Equal Access rules ensures that all individuals – regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity – have equal access to HUD’s Department of Community Planning and Development (CPD) programs, shelters, benefits, services and accommodations. As such, it prohibits certain forms of discrimination against Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning and Intersex individuals. The rules also prohibit separation of families.

Here is a terrific YouTube video and its accompanying training slide deck which covers Equal Access requirements and strategies to provide all individuals who interact with CoC funded agencies with a safe, healthy, inclusive, affirming and discrimination-free environment.

Both training resources are linked below, thanks to the Connecticut BoS CoC and Housing Innovations for making them available.