According to the Fair Housing Act, both Emotional Support Animals & Service Animals are considered Assistance Animals and are to be provided all reasonable accommodations.
If any of the above violations have occurred because you require an Emotional Support Animal or a Service Animal, you may have been subjected to housing discrimination in violation of the Fair Housing Act, and you are entitled to protect those rights.
- An Assistance Animal is being denied housing because of its Breed, Weight, or Size. [Pit Bull, German Shepherd etc.]
- An Assistance Animal is being charged a Pet Rent, Pet Fee or Pet Deposit
- An Assistance Animal is being denied access to common areas: swimming pool area, club house, fitness center, or any other common use area at the Apartment complex, Condo Assoc., HOA, or Mobile Home Park.
- An Assistance Animal is prohibited from living within City limits because of its Breed.
- An Assistance Animal is required to attend a “Pet Interview” or any other inspection
- An Assistance Animal is denied housing because the housing provider’s Insurance coverage prohibits certain dog breeds.
- An Assistance Animal is required to have a “Service Dog Certificate” or “Service Dog Registration” or is required to have “Proof of Training”- all of these are illegal requests.
- An Emotional Support Animal is denied housing because it is not a Service Animal
- A Housing Provider would only accept a “Doctor’s Letter” because a letter from anyone not a doctor is not accepted.
- A Housing Provider requires direct contact with the disabled person’s medical professional, or requires additional
forms to be completed by the disabled person’s medical professional.