Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Is it legal to be discriminated against based on your age when renting an apartment? It's a question we get all the time. The short answer is yes, you can be discriminated against based on age. Read on for what exactly that means for you and what apartments have age restrictions.
With the exception of a few legal issues, you must be at least eighteen years old in the state of Texas to get a lease for yourself and move into an apartment community. So there's obviously a minimum age to rent an apartment. On the other side, there are also communities at which you must have reached a certain age to live there.
There are Senior Living Communities that only allow residents who are over 55 or 60 years of age, depending on the community. These communities are called Assisted Living Communities and have very strict guidelines for what age of people can live in their complex.
These communities are aimed at senior adults who do not need around the clock care, so they can live on their own, but they do need some limited amounts of help. Examples of help one might need are that they may not be able to drive or otherwise get to where they need, so they need transportation. Or someone might not be able to prepare their own meals and would need assistance with that. These are the types of help that assisted living communities can provide.