Discrimination can stay with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer individuals throughout their lives and has a direct influence on the low number of LGBTQ+ homeowners, according to the LGBTQ+ Real Estate Alliance report, “How Discrimination Impacts the LGBTQ+ Community On The Journey to Homeownership & Beyond.” The LGBTQ+ community’s 49% homeownership rate is below the 65.8% national rate.
Here are statistics about discrimination faced by LGBTQ+ individuals in homeownership. The report also details discrimination they face in school and in the workplace.
- 13.8% reported signing legal forms that did not adequately represent their life experience
- 10.6% of surveyed members have experienced a real estate professional discriminating against them in the renting/home buying process
- 5.3% experienced a landlord refusing to rent to them
- 5.2% found that a seller discriminated against them
- 23.4% of alliance members did not report instances of discrimination
- 19.1% of LGBTQ+ adults decided where to live out of fear of discrimination.
Read the full report at realestatealliance.org/education.
Why would this surprise anybody? How would you propose to fix it?
Profession realtors have a lot to deal with in the real estate business. In my 14years I have NEVER had an issue of any kind with LBGTQ clients. I think the media and now our Associations (TAR & NAR) create more problems with their “programs” to solve an issue we to not need to be involved in.
I have to agree with Wade. Who has ever asked a client their sexual preference? Who has EVER had a seller ask “What is the sexual preference of the people making this offer?” Why does NAR and their cronies jump on every new discrimination claim? So tired of this type of stuff. And I am in the south not the north so if you have a problem in the north please treat everyone equally and we have now solve the education problem. Plus look who did the survey. And those low figures could probably apply to everyone in every circumstance.