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HUD Notice FHEO-2020-1: Assessing a Request to Have an Animal as a Reasonable Accommodation


Date Published: January 2020


This notice explains certain obligations of housing providers under the Fair Housing Act (FHA) with respect to animals that individuals with disabilities may request as reasonable accommodations.

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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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