With the diverse identities and needs of residents in mind, RoomSync strives to provide an inclusive, safe space where residents have the power to shape their own living environment. Gender accommodation plays a key role in this mission.

The RoomSync team recently explored a critical topic within the student housing industry: How Fair Housing Law impacts gender in roommate matching. In collaboration with a Fair Housing expert, our team compiled a rundown of the research in a convenient infographic.

This new infographic provides a snapshot of what we know about the law - both historically and what we can expect in the future - while sharing pointers and best practices for approaching gender in student housing roommate matching.

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1) Memo from HUD (2/11/21) enforcing President Biden's executive order (1/20/21) that protects gender identity and sexual orientation in housing.
2) “Fair and Equal Housing Act of 2021” (6/30/21) H.R.4286 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
3) “Bipartisan Bill Introduced to Extend Fair Housing Act Protections to LGBTQ People.” National Low Income Housing Coalition, 7/6/2021.
4) RoomSync Whitepaper: "A Review of Gender Practices in Housing" (2013)

For additional information on Fair Housing Law and roommate matching, read our blog post: “Fair Housing in Roommate Matching” (2020).