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Fair Housing: How is Handicap defined under Fair Housing

  “Handicap” means, with respect to a person, a physical or mental impairment which substantially limits one or more major life activities; a record of such an impairment; or being regarded as having such an impairment.  This term does not include current, illegal use of or addiction to a controlled substance.  For purposes of this...

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Service and Emotional Support Animals, the Basics.

Under Fair Housing Regulations, if a tenant requests a reasonable accommodation for a disability or covered condition, the landlord must consider and allow a reasonable accommodation.   The most frequent request landlords receive is for an animal, either an emotional support animal or a service animal.  If an animal qualifies as either an emotional support animal...