True or false? There are exceptions to fair-housing laws
04/14/2015 | Author: Editorial Staff
Did you know there are instances in which certain aspects of the Fair Housing Act can be suspended? It’s true. The exemptions are specific, and you should consult with an attorney if you have any questions as to what you or your client can and cannot do. See how much you already know by taking this quick quiz.
- True or false? You can advertise for gender-specific occupants when describing a dwelling with shared living areas, or housing units used exclusively as dormitory facilities by educational institutions.
- True or false? Housing may be restricted to people 50 and older.
- True or false? A religious organization may restrict housing it owns or operates for other than a commercial purpose to members of that particular organization.
- True or false? State and local fair-housing laws can remove protections provided by federal law.
- False. Housing may be restricted to people 62 and older. That age may be lowered to 55 and older in cases where at least 80% of its occupied units are occupied by at least one person 55 years of age or older.
- True. However, the organization must not discriminate on the basis of race, color, or national origin in its membership policies for this exception.
- False. State and local fair-housing laws can add to—not take away— protections under federal law.
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