HUD held and repeated a webinar (see Memo 11/7/16 and 1/9) to educate stakeholders about the requirements of the Equal Access Rule (see Memo, 2/3/12) and the Gender Identity Rule (see Memo, 10/3/16), and how to ensure that various HUD-assisted projects operate in compliance with these rules. The webinar was tailored to Continuum of Care (CoC) collaborative applicants and providers, Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) recipients and sub-recipients, and Housing Opportunities for Persons with Aids (HOPWA) grantees.
The webinar also provided "LGBT Language 101" training to aid participants on increasing their knowledge and skills in using appropriate, inclusive language with everyone they serve. Participants were also introduced to HUD's technical assistance materials to aid their compliance efforts.
The webinar recording along with the presentation slides, speaker notes, and transcript are available on the HUD Exchange, under Homelessness Assistance, LGBT Homeless at: http://bit.ly/2mggi8h
Other related materials are on the LGBT Homeless page at: http://bit.ly/2lzhl35
Questions regarding the 2016 Equal Access Rule should be submitted to the Ask a Question (AAQ) desk