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Assistance Animals and Fair Housing: Navigating Reasonable Accommodations Fact Sheet


Date Published: December 2022


The purpose of this fact sheet is to educate housing providers, including HUD grantees, such as representatives of entitlement communities, participating jurisdictions (PJs), public housing agencies (PHAs), HUD housing counseling agencies and others involved in housing transactions, as well as persons with disabilities who seek reasonable accommodations related to assistance animals.

The information presented in this fact sheet is intended to be an explanation of FHEO-2020-01, a guidance document which HUD issued to provide housing providers with a set of best practices for complying with the Fair Housing Act when assessing requests for reasonable accommodations for assistance animals.

This fact sheet will also provide individuals with disabilities with information about their fair housing rights related to requests for assistance animals and how to file a fair housing complaint if they believe their rights have been violated. This fact sheet is intended to be a supplementary to the webinar titled "Assistance Animals and Fair Housing: Navigating Reasonable Accommodations." This fact sheet is sponsored by HUD's Office of Fair Housing & Equal Opportunity (FHEO).

Tags: Fair Housing
Author Organization
  • Abt Associates
Resource Approver
  • HUD Approved