Trulia already shows homes’ school districts and amenities. Now the real estate search platform is presenting an often more important piece of information alongside that data: legal housing and employment protections for LGBT people.
A group of employees at Trulia developed the feature at an internal hackathon. The feature takes data gathered by the nonprofit Movement and Advancement Project to show what state, county and city protections exist at a specific address.
“It challenges how we think about what’s important when you choose a place to live,” Trulia general manager Tim Correia told Inman.
Bringing information about LGBT protections to Trulia came first since this was an employee-led initiative and it relied on data gathered by an outside organization. Without federal LGBT legal protections, gathering fragmented state and local data is especially challenging. Twenty-two states plus Washington, D.C. have full legal protections based on sexual orientation and gender i…
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