HUD is holding a webinar on three different dates in November for 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 on the requirements of the Equal Access Rule (see Memo, 2/3/12) and the Gender Identity Rule (see Memo, 10/3) and on how to ensure projects comply with them.
All programs funded by CoC, ESG, HOPWA, Community Development Block Grants (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME), and the Housing Trust Fund (HTF) are required to follow the 2016 Gender Identity Rule and the continuing requirements of the HUD-wide 2012 Equal Access Rule. Together, these rules require placing and serving persons in accordance with their gender identity.
The webinar will focus on educating funders and providers of residential projects so that transgender and LGBT participants who need homeless housing and services are appropriately enrolled. The webinar will also provide “LGBT Language 101” training to help participants increase their knowledge and skills on using appropriate, inclusive language with all clients.
The three identical webinars will take place:
- Monday, November 14, 1:00–2:30 pm ET; register at: http://bit.ly/2eeWjS5
- Wednesday, November 16, 2:00–3:30 pm ET; register at: http://bit.ly/2eoUFAE
- Thursday, November 17, 1:00–2:30 pm ET; register at: http://bit.ly/2ep0Aps
For more information, contact TJ Winfield, 240-582-3607, EAR.Training@cloudburstgroup.com