A large body of research has found that LGBT people experience discrimination and harassment in housing, employment, and other domains of life.
LGB adults are twice as likely as non-LGB people to report ever being prevented from moving into or buying a house or apartment by a landlord or realtor.
The testimony focused on the impact of housing discrimination on the health and well-being of LGBT people. Discrimination in housing and lending contributes to homelessness, housing instability, and lower rates of homeownership among LGBTQ+ people. LGBT people who experience homelessness and housing instability face a dramatically increased risk of violence, victimization, exploitation, and poor health.