HRA Discrimination

Stop Transphobia at HRA

Since 2006, Trans and Gender Non-Conforming (TGNC) communities in New York City have been urging the Human Resources Administration (HRA) to address the rampant Transphobia discrimination and harrassment that TGNC people in New York City face when seeking to access welfare/public assitance. In 2009, HRA adopted a best practices guide developed by community members, but have yet to fully implement the recommendations and end discrimination at HRA. We call on the New York City HRA to:

  • Adopt a policy for changing gender markers that is consistent with WPATH standards of care, so that community members can have accurate ID Cards!
  • Implement mandatory cultural competency trainings focused on serving TGNC communties for all HRA employees both annually/ongoing and for new workers. Implementation should include a schedule and plan for trainings. HRA should also include the needs of TGNC communities in agency-wide ongoing and new worker customer service trainings and cultural competency trainings.
  • Fully implement the procedure for serving Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Clients/Participants!