Questions and Answers Concerning the Final Rule Implementing the Housing for Older Persons Act of 1995 (HOPA)

/ Owner - June 6, 2024

Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968 (the Federal Fair Housing Act), as amended by the Fair Housing Amendments Act of 1988 (the Fair Housing Act), prohibits discrimination in housing and real estate-r elated transactions based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, handicap and familial status (in general, the presence of children under the age of 18 in the household). The prohibition against discrimination based on familial status became effective March 12, 1989. The Act contained a provision exempting “senior” housing from the prohibition against familial status discrimination.    Read the article (PDF)…………………………….

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