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HUD Charges Apartments with Discrimination Against Tenants Who Need Emotional Support Animals

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The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has charged a Philadelphia apartment owner with discriminating against a person with disabilities based on its refusal to waive pet fees for emotional support animals, according to a release.  HUD is charging Post Presidential Property Owner, LLC, and Post Commercial Real Estate, LLC, the owner, and manager respectively of Presidential City Apartments in Philadelphia, with disability discrimination. A tenant with a disability requiring an emotional support animal reached out to HUD alleging that she had been denied a reasonable accommodation to have pet fees waived at the apartments for such an animal.

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