55+ Housing Communities

Many persons have asked questions about 55+ Communities.  Answers to those questions can be found (below) in the explanation supplied by the Florida Commission on Human Relations.


Requirements 55+ Communities

Requirements for a community to be considered "housing for older persons":

A: 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

B: 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

Note : for this section, the facility or community has to choose only a) or b) above; not both.

If you want to see if your community is registered as a 55+ community, please click on the link below. The communities are sorted by county:

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