HUD to Host Town Hall Meeting in San Francisco on Housing Discrimination Against LGBT Community

At 1 p.m. on Monday, March 1, 2010, U.S. Housing and Urban Development Assistant Secretary Raphael Bostic will host town hall meeting at the San Francisco LBGT Community Center with members of the gay, lesbian, bi-sexual and transgender community to explore the issue of housing discrimination that specifically targets them.

HUD is preparing to launch a ground-breaking national study of housing discrimination against members of the LGBT community in the sale and rental of housing. Before designing this unprecedented research effort, HUD is conducting a national listening tour with public meetings planned in Chicago, New York and San Francisco. In addition, HUD will provide an opportunity for public comment for those living outside these metropolitan areas.

WHO: HUD Assistant Secretary Raphael Bostic
Nick Panagopoulos, Mayor Newsom’s LGBT community liaison,
Kenneth Stram, San Francisco LGBT Community Center

WHAT: Public Town Hall Meeting to Address LGBT Housing Discrimination

WHEN: 1 – 4 p.m., Monday, March 1, 2010

WHERE: San Francisco LBGT Community Center
Rainbow Room
1800 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

For more information, contact Brian Sullivan in HUD’s Office of Public Affairs at 202-708-0685 or brian.sullivan@hud.gov.

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