Wexton’s response to HUD Fair Housing Act Announcement
In response to the announcement on Feb. 11 from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, that it will begin enforcing the Fair Housing Act to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity, Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) issued the following statement:
“HUD’s actions today to fully enforce the Fair Housing Act will guarantee protections for our LGBTQ friends and neighbors and ensure every American is able to access housing free from discrimination.
“Housing saves lives. I fought relentlessly to protect the right to shelter for transgender Americans when it came under attack during the last administration because we know discrimination against vulnerable LGBTQ Americans remains prevalent and that discrimination can often lead to real danger.”