HUD Proposes New Rule for Pet Deposits, Seeks Comments
HUD recently issued proposed rules intended to harmonize its pet deposit policies. Agents and owners of sites designated for the elderly or handicapped aren’t allowed to discriminate against residents or applicants that own or keep a common household pet [HUD Handbook 4350.1, Ch. 32, Sec. 1]. The agents and owners, however, may require the applicant or resident to pay a pet deposit.