Many online vendors fail to comply with HUD’s FHEO2020

Today, we spent a few hours shopping online, chatting with other vendors who offer emotional support animal services. Our ask to them was simple, “what are you doing to comply with HUD’s latest guidance, FHEO 2020-01.” We called the “big names in the business,” the little one man shops, and all points in between. In a word, they all failed. …

How the New HUD Guidelines Affect Assistance Animals

A breakdown of the major points within HUD’s latest Notice, explained by attorney Brad Morris. Also included in the cottage industry according to housing providers are medical providers who issue letters supporting requests for accommodation for a fee. The Notice attempts to address these industry concerns. HUD states that certificates, registrations and licensing documents sold to “anyone who answers certain …

ESAD Int’l once again rises up to support Florida’s proposed ESA legislation.

Once again, the State of Florida is looking to crack down on landlord and clients who are trying to abuse the laws regarding emotional support animals. People are “getting phony baloney psychological papers saying they’re allowed to have animals in their communities,” Sen. Kevin Rader (D-29th District) said. “You can go online right now and for … less than $100 …

Tuesday Tip: HUD Notice provides Guidance on Assistance Animals

NavigateHousing.com discusses HUD Notice FHEO 2020-01 which came out last Tuesday. It provides guidance to housing providers on how to assess the documentation of reasonable accommodations for Assistance Animals. <iframe width=”560″ height=”315″ src=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/0I7t_ZEHvWE” frameborder=”0″ allow=”accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture” allowfullscreen></iframe>

THE TOP 3 THINGS YOU MUST KNOW ABOUT HUD’S NEW GUIDANCE

HUD clarifies that a letter from a medical provider should indicate that the person has “personal client knowledge” of the disability. HUD also clarifies that a housing provider may make the person requesting an assistance or emotional support animal certify that the information that they provide in support of the request is truthful and accurate.  While current caselaw establishes that …

New HUD Guidance on Reasonable Accommodations / Assistance Animals

The 19-page guidance, which should be very helpful to housing providers, includes two sections. The first is about accessing a person’s request to have an animal as a reasonable accommodation under the Fair Housing Act. The second section provides guidance on information that an individual seeking a reasonable accommodation for an assistance animal may need to provide to a housing …

New HUD Guidelines on Assistance Animals

January 28, 2020, the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity (FHEO) released new assistance on guidance animals. Notice FHEO-2020-01 (“Assistance Animals Notice”) includes two parts: “Assessing a Person’s Request to Have an Animal as a Reasonable Accommodation Under the Fair Housing Act” contains best practices for complying with the Fair Housing …

HOA Homefront: HUD issued important new guidance

Assistance animals are very important to certain disabled people. Under the federal Fair Housing Act and California Fair Housing Regulation section 12005(d), such animals are not pets, and housing providers — including HOAs — must make reasonable accommodations to permit such animals. However, on Jan. 28, HUD issued important new guidance regarding the making, or receipt, of assistance animal requests. …