Funder Call: Defending the Equal Access Rule

Funder Call: Defending the Equal Access Rule

19aug3:00 pmFunder Call: Defending the Equal Access Rule3:00 pm(GMT+00:00)

Event Details

Funders for LGBTQ Issues is pleased to partner with Funders Together to End Homelessness on this timely call. We will share tools to help foundations take action to oppose the proposed rule and share strategies for supporting LGBTQ communities in the face of ongoing attacks from this administration. 

August 19 Call Agenda

  • Field Update: On July 23, the US Department of Housing and Urban Development officially proposed a rule that would erase protections for, transgender, gender nonconforming, and gender non-binary people by removing critical equal access protections to regulations that ensure the safety of anyone in need of HUD-funded programs, including in times of disaster. Currently, homeless shelters are expressly directed to accept all people, but the proposed changes would instead allow shelters to reject transgender, gender nonconforming, and nonbinary people simply because of who they are. This proposed roll-back would allow widespread discrimination towards these communities when they are facing becoming unhoused, leaving them less safe and at more risk during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Community Update: We’ll leave time during the second half of this call for people to share updates from their community, how the Equal Access Rule will impact their community, especially during COVID-19, and ask for feedback and thought partnership from colleagues around actions philanthropy can take to oppose the rule.

Members and partners of Funders for LGBTQ Issues may register for this free call by visiting the Funders Together to End Homelessness website. New users may be prompted to create an account before completing registration. Please contact Lauren Bennett, Director of Communications and Policy with any questions about registration.

This funder call is a partnership between Funders Together to End Homelessness and Funders for LGBTQ Issues