Perfect for families? Fishermen? Uh uh!

Christine Haughney hits that proverbial nail on the head in her latest column in the New York Times.  In it, she takes on words and phrases that evoke discrimination under the Fair Housing Act.

One commonly encountered phrase portrays a property as “perfect for “empty nesters.” That’s like saying children are a no-no.  And that’s against the law. “Fisherman’s retreat” — the Lincoln Tunnel? — also is questionable.  Women need not apply?

Other words and phrases Haughney that flags include “bachelor pad,” “near churches” and “play area.”

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