Posted by Rick Vesole on November 09, 1998 at 24:56:01:
Housing Opportunities for Families
Unless a building or community qualifies as housing for older persons, it may not discriminate based on familial status. That is, it may not discriminate against families in which one or more children under age 18 live with:
A person who has legal custody of the child or children or
The designee of the parent or legal custodian, with the parent or custodian’s written permission.
Familial status protection also applies to pregnant women and anyone securing leqal custody of a child under 18.
Exemption: Housing for older persons is 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 or
It is occupied solely by persons who are 62 or older or
It houses at least one person who is 55 or older in at least 80 percent of the occupied units; has significant services and facilities for older persons; and adheres to a published policy statement that demonstrates an intent to house persons who are 55 or older. The requirement for significant services and facilities is waived if providing them is not practicable and the housing is necessary to provide important housing opportunities for older persons.
A transition period permits residents on or before September 13, 1988, to continue living in the housing, regardless of their age, without interfering with the exemption.