Trump’s latest U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) rules will place more people at risk. The National LGBTQ Task Force seeks to create a society where discrimination and its harmful impacts no longer exist. We do not yet live in a bias-free world, but the Trump administration’s new HUD rules suggest that landlords and lenders should be let off the hook for their role in creating housing insecurity for people of color, people with disabilities, and LBGTQ people.
That the Trump administration intends to gut disparate impact protections under the Fair Housing Act is yet another instance of Trump’s ugly attacks on marginalized communities so we cannot meet our most fundamental needs. The National LGBTQ Task Force believes that all people should have the right to safe, affordable housing – including LGBTQ people, people of color, people with disabilities, and other communities that are more likely to face discrimination when trying to access housing, health care, education, and employment. The disparate impact rules have been among the most effective tools for addressing discrimination in housing, and we want to see those rules expanded, not contracted as Trump would seek to do.
The National LGBTQ Task Force joins our colleagues in the progressive movement to fight back against this and every attack on our civil rights.