The prohibition of discrimination against families with children includes not applying “overly restrictive” rules on children under 16. HUD recently charged an apartment in Texas with this violation*. HUD alleges that the apartment:
“Discriminated against families by prohibiting children under the age of 16 from being in their home without an adult, using the laundry facilities without an adult present, using the pool without an adult present, or using their scooters or bikes on the street and parking lots without an adult.”
Per HUD, imposing rules that limit the activities of daily life for children violates Fair Housing, even if the motivation is to protect children.
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