From the Washington Blade:
HUD is set to unveil final regulations that will protect up to 43% of Americans with regard to access to HUD subsidized programs, from rental vouchers to mortgage programs.
During a news conference in January 2011, Donovan said the rule also requires applicants seeking federal housing grants to comply with state and local anti-discrimination laws that protect LGBT people in 21 states. He said the protections under this provision would cover 43 percent of the U.S. population.
This illustrates the importance of the local non-discrimination ordinance. Clearly, municipalities will need to address this to have a diverse, thriving housing market.
Also interesting – the regs are inclusive of gender identity. These are small, but steady steps.