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Links to HUD Resources about Companion Animals and Fair Housing Act

LINKS TO DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT (HUD) RESOURCES ABOUT COMPANION ANIMALS IN RENTAL HOUSING:

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) maintains resources on its website for pet owners who have a companion animal and wish to keep that animal in rental housing. Current federal law (including provisions of the Fair Housing Act, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act) allows pet owners to keep companion animals in rental housing. HUD's website states that, "If you have a companion animal who is documented as providing emotional support to you, the law says that you are allowed to keep that animal in rental housing. Denial of this right is a violation of the law because it violates your right to fair housing under the category of disability."

LINKS A DEPARTAMENTO DE VIVIENDA Y DESARROLLO URBANO (HUD) RECURSOS ANIMALES DE COMPAÑÍA EN VIVIENDA DE ALQUILER:

El Departamento de Vivienda y Desarrollo Urbano (HUD) mantiene los recursos en su sitio web para los dueños de mascotas que tienen un animal de compañía y desean mantener ese animal en la vivienda de alquiler. La ley federal actual (incluidas las disposiciones de la Ley de Equidad de Vivienda, la Ley de Rehabilitación de 1973, y la Ley de Estadounidenses con Discapacidades) permite a los dueños de mascotas para mantener a los animales de compañía en viviendas de alquiler. El sitio web de HUD establece que: "Si usted tiene un animal de compañía que se documenta como proporcionar apoyo emocional a usted, la ley dice que se le permite mantener ese animal en la vivienda de alquiler. Negación de este derecho es una violación de la ley porque viola su derecho a la vivienda justa en la categoría de discapacidad ".

 

Links to HUD Resources:

Here are links to specific pages and documents on HUD's website regarding information on companion animals in rental housing under the Fair Housing Act:

Resources for Filing a Housing Complaint with HUD:

  • HUD's website states that persons who believe they have experienced discrimination may file a complaint by contacting HUD’s Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity at (800) 669-9777 (voice) or (800) 927-9275 (TTY). Housing discrimination complaints may also be filed by going to www.hud.gov/fairhousing, or by downloading HUD’s free housing discrimination mobile application, which can be accessed through Apple devices, such as the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch.
  • HUD maintains a page on Filing your Housing Discrimination Complaint Online  The page has an online form for filing a complaint as well as links to fair housing specialists in various regions of the country who can assist you in filing the complaint.
  • Maryland, DC, and Virginia are in Region III of the Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity (FHEO). The FHEO website has links to local contacts in Region III who can assist you in filing a housing complaint and in advising you on how to keep your pet in rental housing.

Resources in Spanish and Other Languages/Recursos en español y otros idiomas:

Departamento de Viviendas y Comunidades y Desarrollo Urbano de EE.UU: Información en Español

  • 1 (800) 685-8470 es el número del Centro Nacional de Intercambio Multifamiliar de HUD

  • 1 (800) 669-9777 es el número que debe llamar si cree que ha sido discriminado, o desea obtener mas información sobre lo que constituye discriminación en la vivienda
  • 1 (800) 569-4287 es el número donde puede localizar una agencia local de asesoramiento sobre viviendas aprobada por HUD
  • 1 (800) 767-7468 es el numero para pedir publicaciones de HUD en Español.

HUD also maintains a website of resources in Spanish to assist Spanish-speaking individuals with fair housing questions.

HUD también mantiene un sitio web de recursos en español para ayudar a las personas de habla española con cuestiones de equidad de vivienda.

HUD also provides resources and assistance for speakers of other languages, including Amharic, Arabic, Armenian, Cambodian, Chinese, Farsi, French, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Tagalog, and Vietnamese.

      
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