Senior Housing under California law means projects developed for and used as housing for seniors. This means that the housing is occupied by at least one person who is 55 or older in at least 80% of the units and adheres to a policy that demonstrates intent to house persons 55 and older. Under Federal law, housing that satisfies the legal definition of senior housing can legally exclude families with children. State Density Bonus Law provides that density bonuses can be given to Senior Housing, even if none of the units are “affordable”.

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