by the numbers.

The work of Golden Girlz fills a much needed gap.  To be clear there are many segments of our LGBTQ+ populations struggling to obtain and maintain housing. It is never more evident how important this work is than when you see hard numbers.

The following statistics come from the 2015 U.S. Transgender Survey’s North Carolina report.

AVERAGE HOUSEHOLD INCOME
of Transgender individuals in North Carolina
$??,300

Number of
PERMANENTLY AFFORDABLE HOMES
in Community Home Trust as of December 31, 2018
317

15%
of respondents were
UNEMPLOYED

29%
were living in POVERTY

Include here some stats from SAGE and/or the National LGBT Elder Housing Initiative

48%
of older same sex couple have experienced
HOUSING DISCRIMINATION

The data illustrated above illustrates why our two initial programs are currently under development:

  • Heart 2 Heart: a transitional housing program to support, nurture, and develop BIPOC Transgender individuals struggling to secure and maintain safe and affordable housing and employment opportunities.
  • Golden Girlz NC: a longer term strategy to secure and develop a site for a multigenerational, multi-racial, black feminist intentional community centered on the support of our LGBTQIA+ elders.

Mission

Golden Girlz cultivates leadership, promotes healthy livelihoods, addresses resource gaps in housing for LGBTQIA+ individuals of varied economic means, and encourages structural change towards a resilient and self-sustaining queer community. Learn more.

Contact

210 Edward St
Durham, NC 27701
(919) 868-6208
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