Articles — HUD Guidance
HUD's Latest Guidance on Assistance Animals
Posted by Stephen Marshall on
Because 60% of all Housing Discrimination Complaints involve requests for a reasonable accommodation based on disability, and because many of them involve requests for an Assistance Animal, we’ve been waiting for a couple of years now for HUD to issue new guidance for housing providers on how to deal with those requests by disabled residents and applicants. On January 28, 2020, HUD granted our wish and issued some further clarifications, which you can read in their entirety here. Here are the highlights: Types of Assistance Animals HUD recognizes two types of Assistance Animals: (1) service animals and (2) other animals...