Policy on Serving Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Clients

The District of Columbia Homeless Services Reform Act of 2005 (HSRA) codifies the rights and responsibilities of clients of homeless services providers, and the standards by which the District of Columbia and homeless services providers must deliver services to clients.

The HSRA, as amended by the LGBTQ Homeless Youth Reform Act of 2013, defines LGBTQ as a person who “self-identifies as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, gender nonconforming, queer, or questioning their sexual orientation or gender identity and expression.”