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 a housing provider must respond to a request for a reasonable accommodation within a “reasonable time”, HUD now recommends that a housing provider makes a decision within 10 days of receiving a request.
Chaz Stevens is an entrepreneur, former journalist, and well-known activist who has appeared on the front pages of Time, Miami Herald, Guardian, Slate, and the Huffington Post. He’s also appeared on The Daily Show, the Colbert Report, and Fox News.
Chaz lives in South Florida with his two rescue dogs. Before launching ESAD International, he could be found working on IT for IBM, Microsoft, and The Walt Disney World Company. But his favorite job is the one he’s now doing full time — helping people get to a better place.