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Posted on: February 4, 2020

HUD Issues New Guidance on Assistance Animals in Housing

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On Tuesday, January 28, The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) issued guidance with the goal of clarifying how housing providers can comply with the Fair Housing Act when assessing a person’s request to have an animal in housing to provide assistance because of a disability.  The guidance covers all types of assistance animals including ADA-defined service animals, as well as other trained or untrained animals that do work, perform tasks, provide assistance, and/or provide therapeutic emotional support for individuals with disabilities (referred to as support animals). 

You can read the guidance here.

You can read HUD’s press release here.

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