Help Create Stronger Protections for Transgender Youth

Dec 2015

Secretary Castro announces proposed Gender Identity RuleHUD’s new, proposed Gender Identity Rule would ensure transgender men and women seeking shelter receive the proper services that respect their identity. Learn more →

Posted by Secretary Julián Castro on Friday, November 20, 2015


Have you seen the recently released guidance regarding housing transgender folks in Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) funded shelters? We have, and we are hopeful that this guidance will help ensure that transgender young people are safe and respected when seeking shelter! If you haven’t heard of the guidance yet, check it out!

The True Colors Fund and the National LGBTQ Task Force are collaborating on feedback for HUD and we need your help! We’d like to include first-hand experiences of providers in our feedback. If you have worked with or are currently working with transgender clients we want to hear from you! You know more than anyone what has been successful in your work and what challenges you’ve faced.

Give us your feedback here! It’ll only take a few minutes. If you have any questions or concerns please reach out to Christa Price at