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Category Archives: Housing for Older Persons (55 and Over)

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Grant Funding Available Now for Wind Mitigation Retrofits for Vulnerable Condominium Community in Florida

Posted in Construction, Housing for Older Persons (55 and Over), Safety and security

FAIR (Florida Association for Insurance Reform) is seeking a low to moderate income condominium community to benefit from a Residential Construction Mitigation Program (RCMP) grant from the Florida Division of Emergency Management.  The $194,000 grant will be used to supplement the cost of wind mitigation improvements that increase community safety and reduce insurance premiums and… Continue Reading

Can Senior Housing Communities Allow Underage Residents?

Posted in Housing for Older Persons (55 and Over), Reader Q&A

Question: I live in a 55 and over community and the board of directors for our association is considering a policy that would allow under-aged occupants to live in a community under certain circumstances. Would such a policy threaten the community status as a 55 and over community?  A.E. (via e-mail) Answer: Under the right… Continue Reading

Can a 55 and Over Community Permit Underage Occupants?

Posted in Covenant Enforcement/Violations, Housing for Older Persons (55 and Over), Reader Q&A, Rules & Regulations

Question: Our documents restrict residents in our community to individuals who are 55 years of age or older. There is a married couple, both of whom are under 55 years of age, that would like to live in our community. We understand that there can be exceptions to the 55 and over requirement as long… Continue Reading

Age Discrimination Claims Against Condos & HOAs (“55 & Over” Housing)

Posted in Disability, Discrimination/Fair Housing, Housing for Older Persons (55 and Over), Reasonable Accommodations or Modifications, Service Animals/Emotional Support Animals

The Federal Fair Housing Act  (FHA) prohibits discrimination in any activities relating to the sale or rental of a dwelling because of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin. The term “familial status” is defined as one or more individuals (who have not yet attained the age of 18 years) being domiciled with a… Continue Reading

55 & Over Housing: What is the 80/20 Rule?

Posted in Discrimination/Fair Housing, Housing for Older Persons (55 and Over)

55 & Older Housing  – what does that mean? The Federal Fair Housing Act prohibits discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin.  Many States have their own Fair Housing Act – in Florida Chapter 760 of the Florida Statutes is dedicated to discrimination issues that expand the protection to age and… Continue Reading