In the past two months we have been consulted on two situations involving emotional support animals. Be it known that this is a topic addressed by the Fair Housing Act. In order to qualify the resident must satisfy certain requirements. They are as follows:
Documentation from a physician, psychiatrist, social worker, or other mental health professional that the animal provides emotional support that alleviates one or more of the identified symptoms or effects of an existing disability. Such documentation is sufficient if it establishes that an individual has a disability and that the animal in question will provide some type of disability-related assistance or emotional support.