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Housing and transgender people

Homelessness and housing insecurity are major issues in our community.

US youth resources

If you are in crisis and need help now, go here.

Some young people in our community are kicked out of their homes. Others leave because of violence or lack of support.

Among young people in the United States experiencing homelessness, trans and gender diverse youth have the highest rates.

National Runaway Safeline (

  • Support for runaways in crisis. Always available.
  • Call: 1-800-RUNAWAY
  • Text: 66008

Safe Place (

  • Find a Safe Place (website)
  • Find a Safe Place (text)
    • Text the word “safe” and where you are right now (address, city, state) to 4HELP (44357).
    • Within seconds, you will receive a message with the closest Safe Place site and phone number for the local youth agency.
    • For immediate help, reply with “2chat” to text with a trained counselor. 

Covenant House (

  • Shelters in or near many US cities, including Anchorage, San Francisco, Houston, New York, Miami, St. Louis, Washington DC, Atlanta, Chicago, Los Angeles, Orlando, Atlantic City, Detroit, New Orleans, and Philadelphia.
  • 1-800-999-9999

National Youth Crisis Hotline

  • 800-448-4663

Youth Development International Crisis Hotline

  • 800-HIT-HOME
  • 800-448-4663

Canada youth resources

Operation Come Home ( (

Covenant House (

  • Shelters in or near Canadian cities including Vancouver and Toronto
  • 1-800-999-9999 (

  • For women and girls experiencing domestic abuse

General resources

National Center for Transgender Equality (

National LGBTQ Task Force (

Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition (


Point Source Youth (

  • Trans Rights and Housing [2019]: Cecilia Gentili, Dominique Jackson, Yves B. Golden, Andrea Jenkins