Billiard room no place for minors

Are 'adult' mobile home park use rules based on age illegal?

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The federal Fair Housing Act Amendments prohibit housing discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin and familial status. The owners of several mobile home parks used the word "adult" in the names of their parks. Their park rules also restrict minors below age 18 from using certain park facilities without adult supervision and totally prohibit use of other areas, such as the billiard room. The federal government brought this lawsuit against the mobile home park owners, seeking a declaration that the park rules violate the FHAA and are discriminatory against families residing in the mobile home parks. Purchase Bob Bruss reports online. But the owners point to a conciliation agreement they made with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. That agreement, the owners explain, reasonably established park rules for the benefit and enjoyment of all the residents. IF YOU WERE THE JUDGE would you rule the mobile home park rules, regulating supervision and...