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Dealing with HOAs

Tips For Those Wishing to Open a Residential Assisted Living Home

According to the Fair Housing Act, disabled residents are protected – HOA rules cannot keep them out of the neighborhood. While zoning codes and stipulations dictate the number of residents allowed in a home, an HOA cannot ban RAL homes altogether. Unfortunately, when RAL owners and operators fail to educate themselves, the lack of homework leads to frustrations, obstacles and long delays. Take time to get to know your HOA rules and state and federal laws.