Re: Fair Housing Law and Senior Cohousing
From: David Heimann (
Date: Wed, 12 Aug 2015 08:56:44 -0700 (PDT)


Here's an interesting aspect: In one of our households, there is a man who is now 52, a woman who is 46, and their son who is 8. In three years, they will be ages 55, 49, and 11, respectively. If they wanted to, could they buy into an age-55 community at that time?


Date: Tue, 11 Aug 2015 14:30:50 -0700
From: Jim Swenson <swensonian [at]>
To: cohousing-l [at]
Subject: [C-L]_ Fair Housing Law and Senior Cohousing
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To echo Sharon?s comments, In Oregon, which has very aggressive Fair Housing enforcement, we were advised that if we wanted to be an over 55 community we would have to declare our selves as such to avoid discriminating against ?families with children? protected class. The rules apply just as outlined in Sharon?s post below.
Jim Swenson, PDX Commons
We have the following notice on our home web page:

PDX Commons is a designated 55+ community under the Housing for Older Persons Act (HOPA) in accordance with CFR ? 100.304.

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