HUD’s $250k For LGBT Seniors Is a Piecemeal Gesture. But There’s Another Reason to Celebrate

Are we really getting all that excited about the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ announcement that they’ll create a “national resource center” for LGBT elders? Because HUD is throwing just $250,000 at it, “pending availability of funds.” Pending availability of funds! We appreciate the gesture, but HUD’s real score was its new rules eliminating sexual and gender discrimination in its housing programs, meaning gay families will be recognized, and no third party provider that doesn’t ban such discrimination be eligible for HUD grants.