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HOUSING FOR OLDER PERSONS

During the 2000 legislative session, the Florida Legislature amended Section 760.29(e), Florida Statutes to provide that facilities or communities claiming an exemption to the Fair Housing Act as it pertains to familial status must meet the following criteria:
  1. The housing is specifically designed and operated to assist elderly persons and is intended for, and solely occupied by, person 62 years of age or older.

  2. The housing is intended and operated for occupancy by persons 55 years of age or older and meet the following requirements:

    1. At least 80% of the occupied units are occupied by at least one person 55 years of age or older.

    2. The facility or community publishes and adheres to policies and procedures that demonstrate its intent to in fact be a provider of housing for older persons

    3. The facility or community complies with rules established by HUD for verification of occupancy.


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(you can search for registered 55+ Communities in Florida by unit name, address, city or registration. You can also view renewal information. The directory of registrations is updated on a weekly basis.)
 
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Elder Helplines (1-800-963-5337)

Information regarding elder services and activities is available through the Elder Helpline Information and Assistance service within each Florida County.

All Elder Helplines can be accessed through the Florida Telecommunication Relay System (1-800-955-8771 for TDD or 1-800-955-8770 for Voice) which allows telephone calls to be placed between TDD users and nonusers with the help of specially trained operators translating the calls.

Consumer Resource Guide.

This Consumer Resource Guide is about services for elders. Its purpose is to give you, the consumer, the information you need about the services that are available.

  1. HTML version (Best to view on your computer).
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Retirement With A Purpose
A website for the 50 plus crowd. Hobbies, jokes, ideas and more.

Area Agencies on Aging - There are 11 Area Agencies on Aging (AAA's) located in 11 Planning and Service Areas (PSA's) throughout Florida. The Area Agencies on Aging are private, non-profit corporations assisting elders and their family members in accessing services and benefits that are available in their area.

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