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Can a felon be prevented from entering a condo community of residents who are 55 years of

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Can a felon be prevented from entering a condo community of residents who are 55 years of age and older? A person who is in jail is requesting release to the care of his mother who lives in the condo.
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The law does allow a condo association to prohibit a felon from residing on the condo property.

There is not a federal nor Alaska law that prohibits denial of housing based upon a criminal record.

The Federal and Alaska Fair Housing Act do not prohibit discrimination on the basis of a criminal record but do prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, religion, ethnicity, sex, etc.

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Customer: replied 4 years ago.

The condo is under HOPA Housing for Older Persons Act which allows discrimination by age. Our felon will be 55 in January 2013 so we can keep him from living here legally until that time. It is the time after that we are concerned about. From your answer, I am understanding that after that time, when he is old enough, we cannot bar him from entering the (or living in) building. Is my understanding correct?

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Thank you for the opportunity to clarify.

A condo MAY prohibit a felon from entering or living on the condo property. Discrimination on the basis of a criminal record is NOT against the law
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