The Center for American Progress and the Equal Rights Center recently released a study titled Discrimination Against Transgender Women Seeking Access to Homeless Shelters. Utilizing test calls to 100 shelters across four states, the study found less than a third of shelters were willing to properly accommodate transgender women.
Only 30% of shelters were willing to house transgender women with other women. Shelters in states with LGBT protections were twice as likely to house transgender women as states without LGBT protections. Women’s shelters (35%) were more likely to be willing to house transgender women than mixed-gender shelters (26%).
Discrimination Against Transgender Women Seeking Access to Homeless Shelters is available at http://ampr.gs/1PVrEoo.