Retirement Communities are vulnerable to civil penalties and bad press if they don’t carefully adhere to Fair Housing Act regulations and recordkeeping, as this complex with 2,600 units found out last month:

“After three years of investigation, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development last week filed a complaint against Colorado’s oldest retirement community, claiming it was in violation of the Fair Housing Act.

HUD alleges Denver’s Windsor Gardens, at 595 S. Clinton St. in southeast Denver, violated the act by advertising itself as a community for people 50 and older from which residents under age 17 were prohibited. The complaint also claims the community’s homeowners association did not properly verify the ages of its residents.”  (Denver Post)

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