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Some Animals are More Assistive than Others: HUD Issues New Guidelines regarding Disability Accommodation Requests Involving Assistance Animals

It’s been almost a decade since the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (“HUD”) last issued guidelines regarding assistance animals. Since then, use of assistance animals has increased considerably, as have efforts by some to exploit ambiguities, leading to news stories about emotional support peacocks and kangaroos. In the absence of clear guidance fromContinue Reading >

Discriminatory Rules Can Be a Costly Mistake

 If an association’s rules include discriminatory provisions, a resident can file a discrimination claim with the Department of Fair Employment and Housing (“DFEH”) for association’s enforcement of those rules. Such a claim, if successful, can result in the association having to pay significant damages and attorney’s fees.  For example, if an association has a ruleContinue Reading >