Are all retirement parks in Florida age restricted?


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Florida retirement communities must follow the Housing for Older Persons Act, or HOPA, restrictions that require 80 percent of units in any community to contain at least one resident who is 55 or older, according to the Florida Condo and HOA Law Blog. The community must verify residents' ages occasionally.

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While the intent of the 80/20 split regarding residents being over 55 is to allow households to contain some members under 55 without violating antidiscrimination laws, retirement communities may in fact require all residents to be 55. As long as the legal HOPA requirements are met, Florida retirement communities are free to interpret the 80/20 split any way they choose, points out the Florida Condo and HOA Law Blog.

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