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Fact Sheet: HUD's Assistance Animals Notice


Date Published: January 2020


The notice addresses two common issues related to an assistance animal: 1. clarification of an assistance animal versus a pet; 2. guidance on documenting an individual's need for an assistance animal in housing.

Resource Links

Foundational Resources: Emerging IssuesFair Housing Laws and RegulationsFHAP IntakeFHAP InvestigationGuidance/Handbooks
Legal Theories and Concepts: Elements of ProofEmotional Support and Service AnimalsReasonable AccommodationsReasonable Modifications
Protected Classes: Federal and Local: Disability
Courses: Basics of Fair HousingFundamentals of Fair Housing – FHAP InvestigationFundamentals of Fair Housing – IntakeLitigating Fair Housing Cases

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