HUD to host a listening session in Spokane, WA on LGBT discrimination in housing

U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is planning a national study on housing discrimination faced by members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community.  In advance of the study, HUD has embarked on a listening tour to give members of the LGBT community the opportunity to share their experiences in renting or purchasing a home and share their ideas about what the study should focus on.

HUD’s Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity John D. Trasviña has chosen the Inland Northwest as the 4th national location for a Listening Session.  Previous locations have been the major urban centers Chicago, New York, and San Francisco.  The meeting in Spokane provides an excellent opportunity for participation by folks in “flyover country”.

The listening tour and subsequent study are part of an Obama Administration initiative “to ensure inclusion of the LGBT community in HUD programs”.  As such, it is part of the larger suite of pro-LGBT policy changes the Administration is making independent of Congressional action.  If you’re within commuting distance of Spokane, don’t miss this valuable opportunity to be heard and to help change US housing policy for the better.

Details for the Spokane event are below the fold.

JOIN A HISTORIC LISTENING SESSION ON HOUSING DISCRIMINATION FACING LESBIAN, GAY, BI-SEXUAL AND TRANSGENDER (LGBT) INDIVIDUALS AND COUPLES!

HUD’s Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity John D. Trasviña has chosen the Inland Northwest as the 4th national location for a Listening Session on housing discrimination facing members of the LGBT community.

Come join us Saturday, June 26th, from 1pm to 3pm, and share your experiences with the current Administration, putting a face on LGBT discrimination.  Share your ideas on how our Government can ensure that members of the LGBT community are given equal services in housing!

Let’s make HISTORY together!!!  Please join us…

WHEN: Come join us Saturday, June 26th, from 1pm to 3pm, and share your experiences with the current Administration, putting a face on LGBT discrimination.  Share your ideas on how our Government can ensure that members of the LGBT community are given equal services in housing!

WHERE:  Spokane County Library – Moran Prairie Branch, 6004 S. Regal Street, Spokane, Washington  99223

Driving Directions:  Freya Exit off I-90; South on Thor/Ray; West on 29th Ave; South on Regal

Public Transportation:  Bus Route 45 (3 blocks from the library)

Space is limited; please RSVP by registering at www.hud.gov/emarc

(Select June 26 from the calendar)

For additional information and/or to request a reasonable accommodation for disabilities, please contact Kristina Miller at 509-368-3214.

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HUD to host a listening session in Spokane, WA on LGBT discrimination in housing

U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is planning a national study on housing discrimination faced by members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community.  In advance of the study, HUD has embarked on a listening tour to give members of the LGBT community the opportunity to share their experiences in renting or purchasing a home and share their ideas about what the study should focus on.

HUD’s Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity John D. Trasviña has chosen the Inland Northwest as the 4th national location for a Listening Session.  Previous locations have been the major urban centers Chicago, New York, and San Francisco.  The meeting in Spokane provides an excellent opportunity for participation by folks in “flyover country”.

The listening tour and subsequent study are part of an Obama Administration initiative “to ensure inclusion of the LGBT community in HUD programs”.  As such, it is part of the larger suite of pro-LGBT policy changes the Administration is making independent of Congressional action.  If you’re within commuting distance of Spokane, don’t miss this valuable opportunity to be heard and to help change US housing policy for the better.

Details for the Spokane event are below the fold. (more…)