HUD to Repeat Webinar on Equal Access and Gender Identity Rules

HUD will repeat a webinar for Continuum of Care (CoC) collaborative applicants and providers to educate them about the HUD-wide Equal Access Rule (see Memo, 2/3/12) and the CPD Gender Identity Rule (see Memo, 10/3/16). The webinar will be repeated twice for those who were unable to attend this webinar in November, 2016 (see Memo 11/7/16). The webinar dates are Tuesday, January 10 at noon ET and Wednesday, January 18 at 2:30 pm ET.

All programs administered through HUD’s Office of Community Planning and Development (CPD) are required to follow the 2016 Gender Identity Rule as well as 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 applicable CPD programs include the CoC homeless assistance, Emergency Solutions Grant, Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA), Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), and HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) programs, as well as the national Housing Trust Fund (HTF).

The webinar will educate funders and providers of residential projects so that transgender and LGBT participants are appropriately enrolled each time they present to a project or a coordinated entry with a need for homeless housing and services. The webinars will also provide “LGBT Language 101.”

Registration is required. Click on a session below and then click “Register Now” on the training page. Login to register. Those who are new to HUD Exchange Training need to click on “Create an Account” and follow the instructions.

For more information, contact TJ Winfield at: 240-582-3607, EAR.Training@cloudburstgroup.com