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Maryland – County Council to consider easing age restricted project requirements

County Council to consider easing age-restricted project requirements

The Anne Arundel County Council will hold a public hearing Monday on a bill that would reduce the percentage of people that must be 55 and older to live in an age-restricted development. The bill, sponsored by County Executive Steve Schuh’s administration, would change the percentage permitted in age-restricted housing developments from 100 percent to 80 percent.

“The Anne Arundel County Council will hold a public hearing Monday on a bill that would reduce the percentage of people that must be 55 and older to live in an age-restricted development…”

California – Santa Rosa, condo board settle federal lawsuit

Santa Rosa, condo board settle federal lawsuitSanta Rosa and the board of a local condominium complex have reached a settlement with the federal government over allegations they violated laws designed to prevent age discrimination in housing. The deal, if approved by a federal judge, resolves a lawsuit filed in November by the U.S.

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California – Justice Department Settles Housing Discrimination Lawsuit Related to Senior Housing in California

Justice Department Settles Housing Discrimination Lawsuit Related to Senior Housing in Santa Rosa, California | California RealEstateRamaWASHINGTON, D.C. – July 30, 2012 – (RealEstateRama) – The Justice Department today announced an agreement with a California municipality and a homeowners’ association to resolve allegations of discrimination on the basis of familial status in violation of the Fair Housing Act. The settlement, in the form of a consent order, must be approved by the U.S.

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Florida – Judge ends long legal battle; 8-year-old can stay in Clearwater adults-only community

Judge ends long legal battle; 8-year-old can stay in Clearwater adults-only community – Tampa Bay TimesCLEARWATER – An 8-year-old girl threatened with eviction from her grandparents' age-restricted neighborhood can stay, a judge has ruled, ending a five-year court case that once topped the national news. Kimberly Broffman was 6 months old when she moved in with Judie and Jimmy Stottler, who took custody of Kimberly because her single mother abused drugs.

New Jersey – With 55-and-older housing hard to fill, developers push to open them to all ages

With 55-and-older housing hard to fill, developers push to open them to all agesABSECON – Absecon Gardens is expected to be a key component of the city's efforts to revitalize its downtown. But before the large condominium complex could open, it was stuck in a controversial statewide issue that involves allowing developers to let anyone live in homes previously zoned only for people age 55 and older.

Florida – More Over 55 Communities Evict Kids As Families Double Up In Downturn

More Over 55 Communities Evict Kids As Families Double Up In Downturn(AOL Real Estate) – At 6 months old, Kimberly Broffman faced eviction. It wasn’t because her grandparents couldn’t afford the home where she lived — they were current on the mortgage. And it had nothing to do with her mother’s run-ins with the law; she was welcome to stay, too.

California – Feds sue to stop Santa Rosa from enforcing seniors-only housing project

Feds sue to stop Santa Rosa from enforcing seniors-only housing projectThe U.S. Department of Justice is suing Santa Rosa City Hall and a local condo board for their efforts to prevent the developer of a senior housing project from renting to non-seniors. The age-discrimination suit, filed last month in U.S.