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.

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2 Comments

  • Brian

    This is VERY necessary. Attorney David Moody in Lubbock, Texas robbed a 68 year old gay man of 50% of his Estate. The elderly man suffered from mental illness and the shark took advantage of him. LGBT senior citizens need us to be their advocates. Many times they end up in retirement home and face abuse by fellow residents because of their sexuality.

    As a Community we need to do more to help our seniors. It’s a big problem.

  • greg

    HUD …Housing and Urban Development is different from HHS…Dept of Health and Human Services (HHS)…confused.

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