Summary: Transgender and Housing and Regeneration
The Scottish Government currently does not have information on the experiences of transgender people in relation to housing and regeneration.
The research below has been carried out independently of the Scottish Government, and the findings do not necessarily represent the views of the Scottish Government or Scottish Ministers.
A Scottish Transgender Alliance survey in 2012 addressed tenure and homelessness. It reported that 22% of 526 respondents owned their own property, with 11% renting privately as a joint tenant and nine percent renting privately as a single tenant. Most respondents lived in a city - 53% of the 545 answering this question - with a further 20% living in a town near a city; only 23% lived in an area that they described as rural.
- 19% of the 542 respondents reported having been homeless at some point, with 11% having been homeless more than once. 171 respondents provided information about having to leave housing:
- "7% stated that they had left their parental home due to people's reactions upon finding out that they were trans or had a trans history,
- 6% had left a home shared with a partner,
- 4% had left a home that was shared with other people,
- 3% had had to leave their own home which they lived in alone due to other people's reactions to their trans status".
External Source: Scottish Transgender Alliance (2012) 'Housing' in Trans Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing Study 2012, reported in Scottish Government Equality Outcomes: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Evidence Review (2013)
Housing and Regeneration