America's population is aging. The Baby Boomers are beginning to reach retirement age. The number and percentage of seniors is dramatically increasing, and the numbers will explode in 2011, as the Baby Boomers begin to reach age sixty-five. With an aging population, issues including Social Security, health care, Medicaid, and housing must be addressed. This article focuses on the issue of senior citizen housing and the Fair Housing Act (FHA). In particular, this article explores the applications of independent living requirements or active senior clauses in assisted living development housing contracts under the Fair Housing Act.

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