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Assistance Animal Policy

The Federal Fair Housing Act requires that applicants and tenants with disabilities be provided with reasonable accommodations as needed. The following Assistive Animal Policy has been developed in order to afford persons with disabilities the reasonable accommodation of being accompanied by an assistive/service animal while residing in the complex.

  1. The property's Assistive Animal Policy applies to animals that assist, support, or provide services to persons with disabilities.

  2. Management will waive the deposit, size, weight, and type limitations for animals that provide necessary services to the disabled owner as a reasonable accommodation.

  3. Each disabled tenant who owns an animal(s) that assists, supports, or provides services to them should notify the Management that they own such an animal. Verification that the animal is necessary to assist, support, or provide services from a medical professional that the tenant is established with is required.

  4. The owner must provide written verification that the animal is properly licensed and vaccinated.

  5. Any disabled resident who keeps an assistive animal must comply with all other portions of their lease and the pet policy, including but not limited to the rules regarding waste, noise, odors, or injury to others. Any violations of the lease and/or Assistive Animal Policy may result in the termination of the lease.

  6. The animal's waste must be removed immediately by the tenant. The tenant must properly dispose of waste and/or litter from the unit.

  7. The animal may not be prone to excessive noise or other disturbances, including but not limited to loud or chronic barking, howling, crying, and snorting, which is audible outside the resident's unit.

  8. The tenant is responsible for the care of his/her service animal. The animal must be supervised, and the tenant must have full control of the animal at all times. When outside the apartment, the animal must be on a leash or in a carrier.

  9. When in the presence of others, the animal is expected to be well-behaved.