Assistance Animals in Housing FAQ

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Some people need assistance animals to help them with their disabilities. But some homes and apartments have a “no pets” policy. Others don’t allow certain breeds of dogs, or have a pet size limit.

Assistance Animals in Housing

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Under the Fair Housing Act, tenants and homeowners with disabilities are allowed to have service animals and emotional support animals in their homes/apartments. They can also have them in common areas of a housing complex.

Sample Letters – Assistance Animals

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Reasonable Accommodation Letter to Landlord Template [Date] [Building Manager/Landlord] [Address of Building Manager/Landlord] Re: Reasonable Accommodation Request Dear [Building Manager/Landlord]: I live at [your address]. I am a person with […]

DOT punishes disability community with proposed regulations

Disability Rights North Carolina (DRNC) is profoundly disappointed in the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) proposed regulations regarding service animals on aircrafts. Although intended to prevent airline passengers from falsely claiming […]

Proposed Rules for Assistance Animals on Flights

The Department of Transportation (DOT) is proposing new rules for flying with assistance animals. Some of these rules include:  Size restrictions– Airlines may require the animal to be able to fit within […]