Support Assistance Animals are defined as trained or untrained animals that do work, perform tasks, provide assistance, and/or provide therapeutic emotional support for individuals with disabilities.

Service Assistance Animals are any dog that is individually trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a disability, including a physical, sensory, psychiatric, intellectual, or other mental disability. Other species of animals, whether wild or domestic, trained or untrained, are not service animals for the purposes of this definition. The work or tasks performed by a service animal must be directly related to the individual's disability. Emotional support is explicitly excluded as a service task under the Fair Housing Act.

There is no charge for submitting a reasonable accommodation request for an assistance animal. Each request is reviewed by our legal review team per the FHAct guidelines. It is the residents' responsibility to be aware of their state’s statutes or local ordinances, if any, for criminal offenses and/or penalties for committing assistance animal fraud.

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