LGBTQIA+ Equity & Housing

LGBTQIA+ Advocates ARE Housing Advocates

Research is increasingly clear that safe, stable, accessible, and affordable housing is a critical driver of positive outcomes in many areas of life, but it is much less available for the LGBTQIA+ community.

LGBTQIA+ people are more likely to experience homelessness and housing instability than non-LGBTQIA+ people.

LGBTQIA+ youth and young adults are 120% more likely than their heterosexual and cisgender peers to experience homelessness, which can significantly impede their economic mobility, educational achievement, and physical and mental health. In fact, 40% of all homeless youth identify as LGBTQIA+. Nearly one-third of transgender and gender non-binary (TNB) people have experienced homelessness in their lifetime; rates of homelessness are even higher among TNB people who are also living with a disability or identify as people of color.

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