Taiwan: Taipei opens public housing to same-sex couples

The Taipei City government said Friday it has revised its regulations to allow same-sex couples to apply for affordable public housing, starting in mid-August.

The Taipei City government on July 18 amended the regulations governing the rental of social housing in the city, expanding the definition of "family members" to include same-sex couples who have registered their partnerships in Taipei's household records, according to the Taipei City Office for Gender Equality.

When the new regulation takes effect in mid-August, registered same-sex couples will be eligible to apply for rental units in public housing, including in a new complex called "Songshan Healthy Public Housing" that is currently under construction in Songshan District and is scheduled to open in 2018, the office said. Read more via Focus Taiwan