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Private registered providers of social housing

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Schemes run by private registered providers of social housing, formerly known as registered social landlords, for LGBT people.

Unlawful discrimination on the basis of sex, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, disability, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief by people with the right to dispose of, and managers of, premises is prohibited by legislation.[1] For more information see the Discrimination in relation to premises page. Any person who feels that s/he has been discriminated against should be referred to a specialist legal adviser with practising experience in this area, or should be advised to call the helpline of the Equality Advisory and Support Service.

More information on LGBT discrimination is available on the website of the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC).

Some private registered providers of social housing (PRPSHs), formerly known as registered social landlords, run schemes aimed specifically at LGBT people. Advisers may find it useful to contact the PRPSHs operating in their area to find out if they operate any such schemes. Some housing cooperatives have special equal access policies to help LGBT people avoid discrimination, for example Stonewall Housing. Housing cooperatives usually only provide short-life accommodation, but it is worth finding out whether they target particular groups as applicants. For more information see the section on Housing cooperatives.

[1] ss.33-35 Equality Act 2010.

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