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APR. 8 • 9 AM - 10 AM CST

Coffee and Conversation: Assistance Animals

Assistance Animals and Fair Housing
Animals can play a very important role in assisting people with disabilities and as part of therapeutic activities and services. Most people are aware of the role of service animals, such as guide dogs, but there are other types of supportive animals that some people may be less familiar with, such as emotional support animals.

Regardless of whether it is a service animal or an emotional support animal, all housing professionals need to be aware of the requirements related to these types of animals under the Fair Housing Act.

In this live 60-minute webinar, Rachel Watson will walk attendees through reasonable accommodation process and will answer questions such as:

  • Who is considered disabled under Fair Housing Law?
  • Who can verify an individual's disability, and when is verification permitted?
  • What is a reasonable accommodation?
  • Can a housing provider require that assistance animals be specially trained?
  • Can a housing provider apply weight or breed limits on assistance animals?
  • In what circumstances is it permissible to deny a specific assistance animal?

It's the Law, and It's the Right Thing To Do
By understanding the housing providers' obligations of the Fair Housing Act, housing professionals are better equipped to implement policies and procedures that support the principles of the Fair Housing Act and protects the rights of applicant and tenants.

Date & Time
Thursday, April 8, 2021
09:00 AM - 10:00 AM CST
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Rachel Watson
Director of Outreach, HOPE Fair Housing

Rachel Watson joined HOPE in September of 2019 as the Community Education and Outreach Coordinator, and became HOPE’s Director of Outreach in September of 2020. A recent graduate from Knox College, Rachel has a background in nonprofit and social rights work. Prior to joining HOPE she worked at the New York City branch of the National Organization for Women where she helped organize in...

Rachel Watson joined HOPE in September of 2019 as the Community Education and Outreach Coordinator, and became HOPE’s Director of Outreach in September of 2020. A recent graduate from Knox College, Rachel has a background in nonprofit and social rights work. Prior to joining HOPE she worked at the New York City branch of the National Organization for Women where she helped organize informational campaigns and protests in support of women and immigrant’s rights.