Reasonable Accommodations for Assistance Animals Flowchart
In 2020, almost 73% of all fair housing discrimination complaints involved rental transactions, and just under 55% of all discrimination complaints involved alleged discrimination based on disability – many of which were based on issues around assistance animals.
The Department of Housing and Urban Development has issued comprehensive guidance to help landlords understand and comply with their obligations under the Fair Housing Act. PAR developed a flowchart and frequently asked questions to help Realtors® provide guidance to landlord clients in how they can best comply with the law.
This information is general guidance only and is not legal advice to either the property manager or landlord. Any questions about compliance in a specific transaction should be directed to local counsel for the landlord.