Published: Aug 13, 2010 3:56 PM EDT
Updated: Aug 13, 2010 12:56 PM EDT

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) - A Palm Beach County organization has filed a federal lawsuit against a Boca Raton condo association, alleging discrimination for excluding potential tenants with young children.

The Fair Housing Center of the Greater Palm Beaches filed the lawsuit this week against the Boca Teeca Condominium No. 9 Association. The group accused the complex of violating the federal Fair Housing Act.

The group says a man with three children, one younger than 15, was turned away from buying a condo at the complex in 2008.

They say to legally ban children, condo associations must first be qualified as housing for older people under county and federal laws, then show proof that at least 80 percent of the condos have one or more tenants 55 or older.