Housing and transgender people

Homelessness and housing insecurity are major issues in our community.

Trans youth experiencing homelessness are the most overrepresented youth homelessness population in the United States.

US youth resources

National Runaway Safeline (1800runaway.org)

  • Support for runaways in crisis. Always available.
  • CALL 1-800-RUNAWAY
  • TEXT 66008

Safe Place (nationalsafeplace.org)

  • 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 (covenanthouse.org)

  • 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 (operationcomehome.ca)

missingkids.ca (missingkids.ca)

Covenant House (covenanthouse.org)

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

ShelterSafe.ca (sheltersafe.ca)

  • For women and girls experiencing domestic abuse

General resources

National Center for Transgender Equality (transequality.org)

National LGBTQ Task Force (thetaskforce.org)

Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition (masstpc.org)

Media

Point Source Youth (pointsourceyouth.org)

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