Welcome to HouseProud, the network for LGBT+ people working in the social housing sector! 

Our purpose is to make housing better for LGBT+ colleagues and customers. We encourage a more diverse workforce in social housing and empower LGBT+ people to fulfil their potential and support others to develop in their chosen career. The network is free to join and you can join as an individual even if your organisation is not part of the pledge scheme

At HouseProud we:
  • Provide training opportunities
  • Run networking and awareness events
  • Co-ordinate Housing representation at Pride's
  • Hold conferences
  • Lobby to make housing better for LGBT+ colleagues and customers
  • Share best practice
  • Conduct research with partners
  • Created and co-deliver the national HouseProud pledge scheme
We raise awareness of LGBT+ issues across the sector and influence Housing policy and Boards/decision makers. We provide a network and safe space for LGBT+ social housing colleagues; especially those who may feel isolated in smaller housing providers.  

Find out more about us at our website or on LinkedIN. You can also follow us on Twitter.

When completing the form please note the following: 

HouseProud is committed to developing a membership that reflects the full diversity of the LGBT+ community. It is vital that we monitor and analyse diversity information so that we can ensure that we are achieving this aim. Any information supplied on this form will be treated as strictly private and confidential. The  equalities, diversity and inclusion information will be used for statistical purposes and will not be published or used in anyway, which allows any individual to be identified. 

Gender: At HouseProud we use the term ‘trans’ to describe the spectrum of people who feel their assigned sex/gender at birth does not feel right for them. It includes other terms such as transgender, transsexual, non-binary, gender variant, gender nonconforming, gender fluid and cross dresser. We also take care to ensure that people who are questioning their gender identity are also included in the work that we do.

Disability: The Equality Act 2010 defines disability as ‘a physical or mental impairment which has a substantial & long-term effect on a person’s ability to carry out normal day to day activities. This includes long-term illness. 

Ethnicity: Ethnic origin categories are not about nationality, birthplace or citizenship. They are about the group to whom you see yourself as belonging to, please indicate by selecting the appropriate box: 

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