Pride Month Reminder: HUD Equal Access Rule

HUD Equal Access Rule

In honor of Pride Month, DeSilva Housing Group would like to remind our property owners and managers of the HUD Equal Access Rule (“EA Rule” or “EAR”). The HUD Equal Access Rule was enacted to protect the right to HUD housing programs for members of all categories of sexual orientation, gender identity, or marital status, actual or perceived.

All housing providers that receive HUD funding or provide housing covered by HUD insured-mortgages, or lenders who process HUD loans must comply with this rule.

DeSilva Housing Group is committed to being an ally of the LGBTIA+ community and to ensuring all property managers and owners are aware and comply with this rule. Some examples of practicing inclusivity are not limiting the sex question to only male or female answers and being sure to the LGBTQIA+ whenever you are referencing a protected class.

For more resources on HUD’s Equal Access Rule visit the rule protections at Click here for a sample poster regarding this initiative.

Need Assistance With HUD Equal Access Rule Compliance?

The team at DeSilva Housing Group can help you ensure that your affordable housing property is compliant with HUD regulations, through training, consulting, and policy development offerings. We specialize in HUD’s Project-Based Rental Assistance (PBRA) Section 8, PBRA Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD), 202/811 PRAC, and PRA 811 program.

Reach out to us today to schedule an in-depth discussion about our services, and let us show you how we can put our years of expertise and experience in the affordable housing industry to work for you!