Federal Register 24 CFR Part 100; section 760.24-760.37 (4a), Florida Statutes
For a community to be considered "housing for older persons" as a 55+ community, the housing must be intended and operated for occupancy by persons 55 years of age or older and meet the following requirements:
A facility or community that meets at least one of the above requirements must register with the Florida Commission on Human Relations by sending a letter to the Commission to register as a facility for older persons.
The letter must be on the letterhead of the facility or community, and it must be signed by the president of the facility or community and mailed to the Commission (mailing address).
As of September 1, 2015, the Commission has determined that it will no longer require the $20 fee to register as housing for older persons. The documentation you provided will be processed as usual and the information placed on the Commissionís website.
FCHR ACCEPTS REGISTRATIONS AS A PROVIDER OF HOUSING FOR OLDER PERSONS UNDER THE FEDERAL OR FLORIDA FAIR HOUSING ACT BASED SOLELY ON THE WRITTEN REPRESENTATIONS OF THE REGISTRANT. FCHR HAS NOT INDEPENDENTLY DETERMINED WHETHER THE REGISTRANT IN FACT MEETS THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE LAW .
A fine in the amount of $500 will be assessed against any facility or community that knowingly submits false information in meeting these requirements.
To ensure your record of receipt, we recommend that you send your registration via certified mail.
To renew your community's status as a 55+ community:
The community renewal period will always begin on the date of the original registration. If the community renews late, then it will not be recognized as a registered Housing for Older Persons by FCHR for the period that the registration lapsed.