image Visit coronavirus.govVisit disclaimer page for the latest Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) updates.
View ACF COVID-19 Responses and Resources

Human Services for Low-Income and At-Risk LGBT Populations: An Assessment of the Knowledge Base and Research Needs

Published: January 15, 2015
Abuse, Neglect, Adoption & Foster Care, Cross Cutting, Youth Services, Self-Sufficiency, Welfare & Employment
Research Development Project on Human Service Needs of LGBT Populations, 2012-2015 | Learn more about this project

This report discusses what is known about low-income and at-risk lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people and their interactions with human services, especially services funded by ACF, and identifies important areas for further research. To provide context for the needs assessment findings, the assessment begins by describing the scope and estimated size of the LGBT population in the United States as well as factors that may contribute to social and economic disadvantages for LGBT people. The assessment then presents the framework and methods for the needs assessment and ultimately recommends potential areas for future research to enhance the knowledge base surrounding the human service needs of low-income and at-risk LGBT populations.

A project brief summarizes the findings presented in this report.

Last Reviewed: April 29, 2019