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I understand that the RRP Rule does not apply to housing for the elderly. Does this term refer to specific built houses in 55+ communities or does it refer to all residential homes with this demographic living there?

"Housing for the elderly" means retirement communities or similar types of housing reserved for households composed of one or more persons 62 years of age or more at the time of initial occupancy.  Housing for the elderly is not subject to the RRP Rule unless a child who is less than six years of age resides or is expected to reside in the housing.

Question Number: 23002-18146

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