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Posted on: February 4, 2020

HUD Issues New Guidance on Assistance Animals in Housing


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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