On Wednesday, July 11, the Fair Housing Project of Legal Aid of North Carolina hosted a listening session at St. John’s Metropolitan Community Church in Raleigh. The listening session was focused on the housing discrimination issues facing LGBTQ seniors.
The event was attended by volunteers associated with the LGBT Center of Raleigh, and in particular with the Center’s SAGE Raleigh program. SAGE Raleigh is currently seeking to develop senior affordable housing that is welcoming and friendly of all seniors, but particularly those in the LGBTQ community.
The attendees represented diverse cross section of the community, but one thing united them: a desire to have an affordable housing community in or near downtown Raleigh where LGBTQ seniors would feel welcome and safe. Attendees shared their own personal experiences of housing discrimination, as well as experiences they have seen and heard from others.
If you are interested in learning more about SAGE’s efforts to build senior affordable housing, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are interested in learning more about fair housing and future listening sessions, please contact the Fair Housing Project at email@example.com.
Quick Facts Related to LGBTQ Fair Housing Protections
The federal Fair Housing Act, prohibits discrimination in housing because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, familial status, and disability.
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