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Senior Housing (55+ Communities) and Families with Children

Communities that qualify as housing for older persons are exempt from the prohibition against familial status discrimination if:

  • The HUD Secretary has determined that it is specifically designed for and occupied by elderly persons under a federal, state or local government program;
  • It is 100% occupied by persons 62 or older; or
  • It houses at least one person 55 or older in at least 80% of the occupied units, and adheres to a policy that demonstrates an intent to house persons 55 or older.

If you live in Philadelphia, Southeast Pennsylvania or the Lehigh Valley and have questions about familial status discrimination in housing, contact, 866-540-FAIR or complete an online form.


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