Re: Fair Housing Act and community desires for "diversity"
From: R Philip Dowds (
Date: Tue, 11 Aug 2015 13:54:04 -0700 (PDT)
On the other hand … it is completely legal for a group of seniors to 
discriminate against people under 55, or families with young children.  Go 

R Philip Dowds
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> On Aug 11, 2015, at 3:40 PM, Mabel Liang <mabel [at]> wrote:
> However, age _is_ a protected class. We had someone from the City of
> Cambridge come talk to us about Fair Housing. When someone asked how we
> could phrase a preference for young families with children, she said
> (I'm paraphrasing, because I wasn't able to attend), "I'm not going to
> help you break the law." 

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