Study Reveals Housing Discrimination Against Same-Sex Couples, Transgender Individuals
The Urban Institute has completed a pilot study of housing discrimination against same-sex couples and transgender individuals, finding "that in the early stages of the rental search process, housing providers discriminate against gay men and transgender people on some treatment measures but treat lesbians and heterosexual women comparably."
Diane K. Levy, Douglas A. Wissoker, Claudia Aranda, Brent Howell, Rob Pitingolo, Sarale H. Sewell, and Robert Santos author the study, described by an abstract on the Urban Institute website. The pilot study used paired testing to examine the Dallas–Fort Worth, Los Angeles, and Washington, D.C. metro areas.
The abstract includes more detail on the study's findings, as well as recommendations for future research.