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Implementation of the Housing for Older Persons Act of 1995 - Q&A


Date Published: May 1999


This document addresses questions about the Implementation of the Housing for Older Persons Act's (HOPA) provisions exempting "senior" housing from the prohibition against familial status discrimination. This includes occupants 55 years of age, marketing to that group, survivorship, under-age adults, etc.

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Foundational Resources: Fair Housing Laws and RegulationsGuidance/Handbooks
Legal Theories and Concepts: HOPA: Housing for Older Persons Act
Protected Classes: Federal and Local: Age
Courses: Basics of Fair HousingFundamentals of Fair Housing – FHAP InvestigationFundamentals of Fair Housing – IntakeLitigating Fair Housing Cases

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