What does HOPA stand for, and what is it?

The Housing for Older Persons Act was enacted in 1995.Text and PDF, Stat.109.Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968 was amended.The consolidated Act is administered by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.Bill Clinton signed the law on December 28, 1995.[2]

The Fair Housing Act modifies the exemption from certain familial status discrimination prohibitions granted to housing for older persons.The "Housing for Older Persons Act of 1995" is a short title.[4]

Section 807(b)(2)(C) of the Fair Housing Act was amended as a result of Section 2.

80 percent of the occupied units are occupied by at least one person who is 55 years of age or older.

The housing facility or community publishes policies and procedures that demonstrate the intent required under this subparagraph.

The Secretary for Verification of Occupancy issued rules for the housing facility or community to follow.

Examples of policies and procedures relevant to a determination of compliance with the requirement of clause are included.Survey and affidavits will be used for verification in administrative and judicial proceedings.

A good faith attempt to comply with the Act is a defense against civil money damages.

If the person relied in good faith on the exemption under this subsection to violate this title, they will not be held personally liable for monetary damages.

A person can only show good faith reliance on the application of the exemption by doing so.