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Emotional Support Animals

Issue Summary Overview

NAA/NMHC Issue Fact Sheet - We strongly support the rights of persons with disabilities to make reasonable accommodation requests so they may have equal opportunity to use and enjoy a dwelling. However, a lack of clarity in the law governing emotional support animals allows for abuse and imposes an unfair burden on property owners. This undermines the intent of the Fair Housing Act to help those truly in need of an emotional support animal.

Recent Issue News

NAA Board Adopts Policy on Emotional Support Animals - The NAA Board has approved a statement of policy on the issue of reasonable accommodation for requests for emotional support animals.