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Frequently Asked Questions: Housing Resources in Massachusetts Posted on Jul 11

Frequently Asked Questions: Housing Resources in Massachusetts

The Massachusetts Office on Disability serves as a resource for technical assistance. We often get calls about housing and wanted to take this opportunity to discuss frequently asked questions.

Assistance Animals: Rights Under Fair Housing Laws Posted on May 2

Assistance Animals: Rights Under Fair Housing Laws

This post is part of our series on animals that assist individuals with disabilities. Housing providers may be obligated to modify their “not pets” policies to allow a resident to keep an animal that does not meet the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) definition of “service animal” because of the borader definition of “assistance animal” used in such laws. This post will clarify the status of other types of animals that may assist individuals with disabilities, such as emotional support/companion animals, and their place in Fair Housing laws.