Older LGBTQIA+ People ‘Have to Go Back to the Closet to Be Able to Find Housing’

An investigation by Puerto Rico’s Centro de Periodismo Investigativo and El Nuevo Día identified a pattern of discrimination against these populations in long-term care centers and elderly homes due, in part, to the lack of professional training and guidance from the Family and Housing departments.

Public Nuisances or Private Business?

The sale of the properties, for which the municipalities got ownership and control through forced expropriation to third parties, is not transparent. The expropriation and purchase agreements that Universal Properties drafts on behalf of the municipality with a “purchasing applicant” are not submitted to the Office of the Comptroller.