The National Association of Gay & Lesbian Real Estate Professionals
2015 LGBT Home Buyer and Seller Survey
Being discriminated against or harassed by neighbors
in a new home in a rural
environment
69%
Being discriminated against or harassed by neighbors
in a new home in an suburban
environment
57%
Being discriminated against or harassed by neighbors
in a new home in an urban
environment
54%
Being discriminated against by a real estate agent
46%
Being discriminated against by a home owner when
putting in an offer to buy their home
47%
Renting an apartment from a private landlord
53%
Being approved for a home mortgage for gender
identity or sexual orientation reasons (not financial
reasons)
47%
Renting an apartment from a property management
company
47%
62%
53%
49%
46%
46%
42%
42%
37%
23%
27%
22%
21%
25%
31%
20%
24%
11%
15%
21%
21%
20%
18%
22%
26%
5%
5%
8%
12%
9%
9%
16%
13%
17
Base: All LGBT n=1,798; Transgender n=72
73% of LGBTs are strongly concerned about some aspect of housing discrimination, either in purchasing
a home or renting. The concerns include discrimination by real estate agents, home sellers, landlords
and neighbors. Concern rates were highest among transgender respondents.
All LGBT: Would you have concerns over LGBT-related discrimination in any
of the following areas?
Strong Concern Moderate Concern
Little Concern No Concern
Transgender
(% Strong
Concern)
73% are strongly concerned about at least 1 area.
93% are strongly or moderately concerned about at least 1 area.