Tuesday, July 12, 2016

housing - service/support animal - reasonable accommodation

Kennedy House v. Phila.  Commission on Human Relations – Cmwlth. Court – June 11, 2016

Held, that refusal to allow woman to have her dog live with her, in residence with no-dog policy, did not violate city fair housing ordinance or federal Fair Housing Act, 42 USC 3604(f).  There is an extensive discussion of federal fair housing statutes and regs.   Potential tenant did not establish the nexus between her disability and the assistance provided by her dog.

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