Housing Insecurity is the Primary Driver of Inequities for LGBTQI2S+ People

In Cleveland, a significant barrier to equity for the LGBTQI2S+ community is the stark lack of affordable and accessible housing. This housing insecurity is not just a matter of discomfort; it’s a profound issue that perpetuates inequities affecting health, employment, and overall quality of life for LGBTQI2S+ individuals.

The Impact of Housing Insecurity

Housing is more than just a place to live. It’s the foundation on which people build their lives and, when secure, can significantly enhance health and well-being. For LGBTQI2S+ people, who may face discrimination both in public and private spheres, secure housing is even more critical. Without it, these individuals are often at higher risk of physical and mental health issues, economic instability, and exclusion from necessary social services. 

Introducing HOT Hausing

Recognizing the urgent need for change, HOT Hausing has been conceived to address these disparities head-on. This initiative is not just about putting a roof over heads, but about creating a holistic living solution that respects and responds to the unique needs of its residents. HOT Hausing offers:
  • Affordable Living Options: With 8 bedrooms priced below market value, HOT Hausing aims to relieve the financial pressure often experienced by those in the LGBTQI2S+ community.
  • Barrier-Free Access: Understanding that many residents might have faced barriers in the past, this initiative requires no deposits, employment verification, or credit checks.
  • Comprehensive Support Services: HOT Hausing goes beyond basic accommodations by providing wraparound services designed to support the specific needs of transgender individuals, immigrants, and people with disabilities.

A Vision for the Future

Our goal at HOT Hausing is to build a sustainable and welcoming space that fosters independence and dignity for all its residents. Thanks to the expertise of Marous Brothers Construction, we have developed plans for an 8,632 square foot building that will serve as more than just housing—it will be a community and a safe haven.

Call to Action: Join Us in Making a Difference

To bring this vision to life, we are reaching out to corporate sponsors who share our commitment to health equity and supportive housing. By partnering with us, you can help address the root causes of inequity and make a tangible impact in the lives of those who need it most.
For those interested in joining this transformative project, please contact us at [email protected]. Together, we can make a substantial difference, transforming lives and building a community where everyone, regardless of their background or identity, has the opportunity to thrive.
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