Dear Fair Housing Lady, I have a resident that has presented a letter from his doctor stating he has an emotional support dog. Must we accept the dog just as we would accept a service dog?   You have asked a short question that has a short answer.  And that answer is “yes”!  To make it a longer answer, I can say “Yes, absolutely!”.  An emotional support animal (sometimes referred to as a comfort animal) is very much a service animal because it is needed by its owner.  And you have verification of that need (the doctor’s letter), so make the necessary reasonable accommodations as required on behalf of people with disabilities under the Fair Housing Act.   c

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