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  • April 14, 2020 1:58 PM | Anonymous




    April 22, 2020

    1:00 - 2:30 pm EST

    Register here:      https://bit.ly/HUDLandlord

    The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development invites

    you to participate in a series of webinars on the Housing Choice

    Voucher (HCV) Program.

    This webinar, second in a series, will walk through the first

    published chapter of the HCV Landlord Strategy Guidebook. This

    chapter is focused on education and outreach strategies that PHAs

    can implement to recruit new HCV landlords and retain current

    landlords. The webinar will also feature PHAs who are currently

    implementing variations of these strategies in their communities.

    The first webinar in this series reviewed current research and

    information gathered during the recent HCV Landlord Listening

    Forums. This webinar and materials can be found here.

    Who should participate: Current HCV landlords, landlords

    interested in the HCV program, PHAs, rental housing industry

    groups, and others interested in the landlord’s role in the HCV

    program and what HUD is doing in this arena.

    This webinar is free. However, please register in advance.

    Information on how to access the webinar will be emailed to

    registered participants approximately 1 week prior to the webinar.

    Webinar 3 is scheduled for July, 2020.

    Questions: hcv@firstpic.org

    Landlord Participation Webinar Series Flyer

  • April 01, 2020 6:08 PM | Anonymous

    Office of the Governor

    State of Oregon



    On February 28, 2020, I appointed the State of Oregon's Coronavirus Response Team.

    On February 29, 2020, the Department of Human Services issued strict guidelines, restricting visitation at congregated care facilities, including nursing homes.

    On March 2, 2020, the State of Oregon Emergency Coordination Center was activated.

    On March 8, 2020, I declared an emergency under ORS 401.165 et seq. due to the public health threat posed by the novel infectious coronavirus (COVID-19).

    On March 12, 2020, I prohibited gatherings of 250 or more people, and announced a statewide closure of Oregon K-12 schools from March 16, 2020, through March 31, 2020.

    On March 13, 2020, the President of the United States declared the COVID-19 outbreak a national emergency.

    On March 17, 2020, I prohibited gatherings of 25 or more people, banned on-site consumption of food and drink at food establishments statewide, and extended school closures until April 28, 2020. I also encouraged all businesses not subject to the prohibitions to implement social distancing protocols.

    On March 18, 2020, I suspended in-person instructional activities at higher education institutions through April 28, 2020;

    On March 22, 2020, I imposed a temporary moratorium on residential evictions for nonpayment, prohibiting law enforcement from serving, delivering, or acting on any notice, order or writ of termination of tenancy, relating to residential evictions for nonpayment.

    On March 23, 2020, I ordered Oregonians to "Stay Home, Save Lives," directing individuals to stay home to the greatest extent possible, ordering the closure of specified retail businesses, requiring social distancing measures for other public and private facilities, and imposing requirements for outdoor areas and licensed childcare facilities.

    COVID-19 may cause respiratory disease leading to serious illness or death. The World Health Organization considers COVID-19 to be a global pandemic. COVID-19 spreads person-to-person through coughing, sneezing, and close personal contact, including touching a surface with the virus on it and then touching your mouth, nose, or eyes.

    To reduce spread of COVID-19, the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recommended community mitigation strategies to increase containment of the virus and to slow transmission of the virus, including cancellation of gatherings of people and social distancing in smaller gatherings.

    State and local public health officials advise that the virus is circulating in the community and expect the number of cases to increase. The CDC reports that COVID-19 is most contagious when the individual is most symptomatic but may also spread before symptoms appear.

    The number of COVID-19 cases continues to rise in Oregon. On March 8, 2020, at the time I declared an emergency, there were 14 presumptive or confirmed cases in Oregon. As of today, there are at least 736 cases and 19 deaths.

    In a short time, COVID-19 has spread rapidly: To slow the spread of COVID-19 in Oregon, to protect the health and lives of Oregonians, particularly those at highest risk, and to help avoid overwhelming local and regional healthcare capacity, I find that immediate implementation of additional measures is necessary.

    Executive Order 20-12 requires individuals to stay at home, to the greatest extent possible. That order, in tum, requires protections against residential tenant evictions, so tenants can remain at home during this emergency. Executive Order 20:.-11 prohibits law enforcement from enforcing residential tenant eviction notices and orders. Given the ongoing public health emergency, further action is necessary to prevent termination of residential leases and the initiation of eviction proceedings during this emergency. These further actions will strengthen the existing protections for residential tenants, ensuring they can stay home to the greatest extent possible, consistent with my prior directives.

    The ongoing emergency also requires protections for tenants of non-residential property, so businesses that are permitted to operate can continue to provide necessary goods and services, and other businesses can continue to comply with necessary closures and restrictions mandated by my prior Executive Orders. Every business in Oregon has been impacted by COVID-19. Many businesses are struggling to assess how long they can maintain operations or remain closed-in compliance with essential public health directives and orders-without full income. Many are operating at less than full capacity, if at all, and have seen a significant loss of income due to necessary government restrictions imposed to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Without further action, many businesses across the state may face termination of leases or eviction, which could interrupt the provision of necessary goods and services during this emergency, and impact the livelihood of Oregonians.

    For those reasons, a temporary moratorium on terminations of residential and non­residential rental agreements and evictions on the basis of nonpayment is necessary during this emergency, to protect the public health, safety and welfare of all Oregonians. The moratorium set forth in this Executive Order is temporary, with a limited scope and duration. It addresses the immediate needs identified above, pursuant to my emergency powers, but does not otherwise undermine contractual bargains, interfere with parties' reasonable expectations, or prevent parties from safeguarding or reinstating their rights. The directives of this Executive Order are appropriate, necessary, and reasonable means by which to implement the significant and legitimate public purpose of responding to the declaration of a state of emergency I issued on March 8, 2020.


    Pursuant to ORS 433.441(3), ORS 401.168(1), ORS 401.175(3), and

    ORS 401.188(2) to (3), I am ordering a moratorium on certain terminations of residential rental agreements and non-residential leases, as set forth below:

    1. Residential Tenancies.

    a. During this moratorium, landlords of residential properties in Oregon shall not, for reason of nonpayment as defined in paragraph l(b) of this Executive Order, terminate any tenant's rental agreement; take any action, judicial or otherwise, relating to residential evictions pursuant to or arising under ORS 105.105 through 105.168, including, without limitation, filing, serving, delivering or acting on any notice, order or writ of termination or the equivalent; or otherwise interfere in any way with such tenant's right to possession of the tenant's dwelling unit.

    b. The term "nonpayment" as used in paragraph 1 of this Executive Order means any nonpayment of rent, late charges, utility charges, or any other service charge or fee, as described in ORS 90.392(2)(a) or ( c ), 90.394, or 90.630(1 )( d) or (10), or any termination without cause under ORS 90.427. All other terms used in paragraph 1 of this Executive Order shall have the same meanings as set forth in ORS chapters 90 or 105.

    c. Nothing in paragraph 1 of this Executive Order relieves a residential tenant's obligation to pay rent, utility charges, or any other service charges or fees, except for late charges or other penalties arising from nonpayment which are specifically waived by and during this moratorium. Additionally, paragraph 1 of this Executive Order does not apply to the termination of residential rental agreements for causes other than nonpayment.

    d. This Executive Order reaffirms and is consistent with Executive Order 20-11, which prohibits law enforcement officers in Oregon from serving, delivering or acting on any notice, order or writ of termination of tenancy or the equivalent or any judicial action, pursuant to or arising under ORS 1Q5.105 through 105.168, that relates to residential evictions for nonpayment.

    2. Non-Residential Tenancies.

    a. During this moratorium, landlords of non-residential properties in Oregon shall not, for reason of nonpayment as defined in paragraph 2(b) of this Executive Order, terminate any tenant's lease; take any action, judicial or otherwise, relating to non-residential evictions pursuant to or arising under ORS 105.105 through 105.168, including, without limitation, filing, serving, delivering or acting on any notice, order or writ of termination or the equivalent; or otherwise interfere with such tenant's right to possession of the leased premises.

    b. The term "nonpayment" as used in paragraph 2 of this Executive Order means nonpayment of rent, late charges, utility charges, or any other service charge or fee, as described in the lease or in ORS 91.090, 91.210 or 91.220. All other terms used in paragraph 2 of this Executive Order shall have the same meanings as set forth in ORS chapters 91 or 105.

    c. Paragraph 2 of this Executive Order shall apply if a tenant provides the landlord, within 30 calendar days of unpaid rent being due, with documentation or other evidence that nonpayment is caused by, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, the COVID-19 pandemic. Acceptable documentation or other evidence includes, without limitation, proof of loss of income due to any governmental restrictions imposed to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

    d. Nothing in paragraph 2 of this Executive Order relieves a non­residential tenant's obligation to pay rent, utility charges, or any other service charges or fees, except for late charges or other penalties arising from nonpayment which are specifically waived by and during this moratorium. Additionally, paragraph 2 of this Executive Order does not apply to the termination of leases for causes other than nonpayment.

    3. During this moratorium, any residential or non-residential tenant who is or will be unable to pay the full rent when due under a rental agreement or lease, shall notify the landlord as soon as reasonably possible; and shall make partial rent payments to the extent the tenant is financially able to do so.

    4. Any person found to be in violation of this Executive Order is subject to the penalties described in ORS 401.990.

    This Executive Order is issued under the authority conferred to the Governor by ORS 401.165 to 401.236. Pursuant to ORS 401.192(1), the directives set forth in this Executive Order shall have the full force and effect of law, and any existing laws, ordinances, rules and orders shall be inoperative to the extent they are inconsistent with this exercise of the Governor's emergency powers.

    This Executive Order is effective immediately, and remains in effect for 90 days unless extended or terminated earlier by the Governor.

    Done at Salem, Oregon this 1st day of April, 2020.


    Kate Brown




    Bev Clarno


    Weblink:      https://www.oregon.gov/gov/admin/Pages/eo_20-13.aspx

    Copy of the Executive Order for Download:    Eviction Moratorium April 2020

  • March 28, 2020 6:01 PM | Anonymous

    Organization of Resource links

    COVID - 19 Updates

    ·       Oregon:  https://govstatus.egov.com/OR-OHA-COVID-19

    ·       CDC:        https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

    ·       World Health Organization Updates:

    ·       Johns Hopkins University:  


    General Resources

    211info connects people with health and social service organizations. At our heart is our core Community Information Center, supported by Resource Database team. We’ve expanded to include enhanced information & referral and assistance programs that target specific services.  Call 211 or 1-866-698-6155


    For information about unemployment benefits & COVID-19, please visit:

    ·       https://www.oregon.gov/employ/Pages/COVID-19.aspx​

    ·       https://www.oregon.gov/employ/Documents/OAR%20471-030-0070-temporaryrule.pdf

    ·       https://secure.emp.state.or.us/ocs4/index.cfm?u=F20200322A142415B10724131.5902&lang=E

    ·       https://www.oregon.gov/employ/Unemployment/Claimant_Handbook/Pages/default.aspx

    Bureau of Labor and Industries website for Additional Information 

    ·        https://www.oregon.gov/BOLI/Pages/index.aspx

    ·       https://www.oregon.gov/boli/pages/coronavirus-and-workplace-laws.aspx

    Business Assistance

    Federal guidance for small businesses, including information on the Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program. 

    ·       https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/disaster-assistance

    ·       https://www.sba.gov/page/coronavirus-covid-19-small-business-guidance-loan-resources

    Oregon Work-share Program - Work Share provides an alternative for employers and workers who may be facing the prospect of a lay off situation. With Work Share, instead of reducing staff, an employer reduces the hours of work for a group of workers. Partial Unemployment Insurance benefits are then paid to supplement workers' reduced wages.  

    ·       https://www.oregon.gov/employ/Unemployment/Pages/Work-Share-Program.aspx

    Business Organizations links for assistance and information

    Rental, Mortgage or Housing Assistance

    The Federal government announced yesterday that HUD has authorized the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) to implement an immediate foreclosure and eviction moratorium for single family homeowners with FHA-insured mortgages for the next 60 days.

    211.org and Community Action may be able to direct you to resources for payment assistance.

    Food Assistance

    ·       211 is a statewide resource

    • Call 211 or 1-866-698-6155
    • Text your zip code to 898211 (TXT211)
    •   EMAIL help@211info.org


    ·       If Oregonians have questions or concerns about their insurance company or agent, they can contact the department’s advocacy team at 888-877-4894 (toll free) or visit dfr.oregon.gov for more information or to file a complaint.

    ·       For insurance and financial services information related to COVID-19, visit the department’s website:  https://dfr.oregon.gov/insure/health/understand/Pages/coronavirus.aspx.


    General Health Information

    ·       How to protect yourself:

    ·       What to do if you're sick:

    Mental Health Resources

    ·       Lines for Life https://www.linesforlife.org/blog/lines-for-life-is-with-you-24-7/

    o   Adult Behavioral Health program -503-588-5351

    o   Crisis Services -503-585-4949


  • March 28, 2020 5:45 PM | Anonymous

    The information below reflects the Phase 3 emergency funding package as passed the Senate. 

    Relief for American Families:

    One-time tax rebate check

    • $1,200 for an individual, $2,400 for a couple, $500 per child.
    • Not reduced for lower income Americans.
    • Reduced for higher income Americans, starting at $75,000 or $150,000 per couple.
    • Phases out completely for individuals with adjusted gross income of $99,000 or $198,000 for couples.

    Unemployment Insurance:

    Expanded unemployment insurance to cover independent contractors, self-employed, and non-profit employees.

    Assistance for Small Businesses:

    New SBA-backed loan program to help small businesses pay for expenses

    • Paycheck Protection Loan: loans taken by small businesses to keep employees on payroll may be forgiven. Loan maximum is the lesser of $10 million or 2.5 times average monthly payroll.
    • $350 billion in federally guaranteed loans through private lenders to assist businesses with 500 or fewer employees; may be used to cover payroll, health benefits, mortgage interest/leases, and utilities during the outbreak.
    • Small businesses, 501(c)(3) nonprofits, veterans’ organizations, and Tribal businesses are eligible.
    • Sole proprietors, independent contractors, and self-employed people are eligible.
    • Loan forgiveness: For businesses that maintain employees on payroll, they can receive loan forgiveness for 8 weeks of costs related to payroll, mortgages/leases, and utilities.
    • Employers that have laid off employees may re-hire them and still qualify.
    • To receive forgiveness, businesses will have to work with their lender to justify their payroll was maintained through documentation.

    Payroll Tax Deferment: Employers can defer their employer-side payroll taxes for two years. Half of that amount is due by the end of 2021, the remainder by the end of 2022.

    Ensuring Access to Care for All Americans

    Increased Medical Product Supplies:

    • Increases access to testing by allowing Strategic National Stockpile (SNS) to stockpile medical supplies like swabs used in COVID-19 testing.
    • Permanent liability protection for manufacturers of PPE in the event of a public health emergency.

    Faster Approval for Treatments:

    • Allows FDA to quickly approve the use of new medication and treatment.
    • Prioritize drug applications.
    • Requires drug manufacturers to provide additional information when there is an interruption in the supply chain as well as to submit information to FDA regarding shortages.
    • Allows Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) to more easily partner with private sector on research and development, which includes helping to scale up manufacturing.
    • Provides breakthrough therapy designations for animal drugs that can prevent human diseases.

    Access to Health Care for COVID-19 Patients:

    • Facilitates the use of new and innovative telemedicine technology to protect and contain the spread of COVID-19. 
      1. Expands Medicare telehealth flexibilities.
      2. Expands Medicare telehealth for home dialysis patients.
    • Reauthorizes HRSA grant programs to strengthen rural community health by focusing on quality improvement and access to care.
    • Allows Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC) and Rural Health clinics to furnish telehealth for Medicare beneficiaries.
    • All testing for COVID-19 is to be covered by private insurance plans without cost-sharing, including those tests without an emergency use authorization.
    • Allows Medicare beneficiaries to receive a COVID-19 vaccine in Medicare Part B with no cost sharing.
    • Medicare Part D plans would be allowed to provide a 90-day supply of a prescription medication during the COVID-19 emergency period.
    • Increases Medicare reimbursement rate to assist providers caring for our most vulnerable population.
    • Provides $1.32 billion in supplemental funding to Community Health Centers (CHC).

    Increases Medical Professional Staffing

    • Establishes a Ready Reserve Corps to ensure we have enough trained doctors and nurses to respond to public health emergencies.
    • Includes a Good Samaritan provision for doctors who provide volunteer medical services during the public health emergency related to COVID-19 to have liability protections.
    • Allows the Secretary of HHS to reassign members of the National Health Service Corps to sites close to the one they were originally assigned, in order to respond to the COVID-19 public health emergency.
    • Directs the Secretary of HHS to strengthen the health professions workforce

    Supporting Health Care Providers

    • $100 billion for hospitals and health care providers
    • Temporarily lifts the Medicare sequester, which reduces payments to providers by 2 percent, from May 1 through December 31, 2020, boosting payments for hospitals, physicians, nursing homes, and home health.
    • Increases payments to hospitals treating patients admitted with COVID-19 by 20 percent; this add-on payment is available through the duration of the COVID-19 emergency
    • Expands an existing Medicare accelerated payment program for hospitals. With Critical Access Hospitals eligible for an advance payment up to 125 percent, based on net reimbursement represented by unbilled discharges or unpaid bills.
    • Delays cuts to Disproportionate Share Hospitals (DSH) through November 30, 2020.

    Supports Education

    • Provides $30.9 billion in emergency supplemental funding to the Department of Education.

    Higher Education Assistance

    • Higher Education received $14.25 billion to directly support students and institutes of higher education. Half of this funding is directed to support students.
    • Waives the requirement for federal aid funds to be returned if students withdrew from the university during the payment period.

    Student Assistance

    • Universities can use emergency financial aid grants to assist undergraduate and graduate students with unexpected expenses as a result of COVID-19.
    • Universities participating in work study may make payments to students participating in work study even though affected students were not able to fulfill the students’ work study obligation.
    • If the semester was not completed due to COVID-19, that semester will not count against the student for an enrolled semester for subsidized loan or Pell grant semester limits.
    • Students are not required to return Pell grants or federal student loans if they withdrew due to COVID-19.
    • Student loans are cancelled for this period ONLY, if the student withdraws from the university.
    • For Federal Student Loan Borrowers, all payments for federal loans have been suspended through September 30, 2020. All interest has also been suspended until September 30, 2020.

    States’ Department of Education Assistance

    • Elementary and Secondary Education received $13.5 billion to states to help respond to COVID-19. This funding can be used to meet the immediate needs of students and teachers, as well as improve remote learning.
    • The Secretary of Education may provide waivers to State Educational agencies or Indian Tribes to waive:
    1. End of year testing
    2. Attendance and long-term goal strategic plans
    3. Plans for targeted support of underperforming schools
    4. Report cards

    Direct Funding to Combat the Pandemic

    Coronavirus Relief Funds

    • $340 billion supplemental appropriations:
    1. $150 billion emergency relief fund for states, cities, localities to fight the pandemic.
      • Each state will receive a minimum of $1.25 billion.
    2. Support for health care workers and hospitals.
    3. Funding for Personal Protective Equipment.
    4. Support for our local responders.
    5. Funding for the research of new treatments and vaccines.
    6. Support for small businesses.
    7. Support for local colleges and universities.
    8. Support for veteran health care.
    9. Support for DOD response to COVID-19.

  • March 25, 2020 12:15 PM | Anonymous

    Kate Brown, Governor issued a Temporary Moratorium on Residential Eviction for Nonpayment, in Response to Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak.

    See attached:    Eviction Moratorium March 2020 - Executive Order No. 20-11

    More information to follow shortly.

  • March 20, 2020 6:24 PM | Anonymous

    A new Oregon State committee just formed to deal with the Coronavirus issue.  

    They had a "streamed" meeting today for four hours and will be holding another meeting on Monday, March 23, 2020.

    We are asking all Oregon Landlords to put together a letter on how the Coronavirus has/will affect you, your family, and your tenants and what items you would like your state officials to do to help remedy this situation.  

    Attached is the Oregon Rental Housing Association (ORHA) letter that is being sent to our Oregon Landlords that outlines some of the items we are hoping to see in state relief and/or assistance and provides a guide of information you should use for your letters to legislators.

    ORHA letter

    Also,  Attached is the ORHA President's personal letter to the committee as a landlord.

    ORHA President Letter to the COVID-19 Emergency Committee

    And attached is the Joint Special Committee information, so you know their purview and agenda on this issue and how to watch the next meeting.  

    Joint Special Committee on Coronavirus Response

    Please review the attached information to help you formulate your letter and submit it to the committee no later than 5 pm, Monday, March 23rd, 2020, by emailing it to the following email address: 


    The Committee will be meeting again at 9 am on Monday, March 23rd, 2020, so if you could send your email no later than this Sunday, they might have time to review it during this Monday’s meeting.

  • March 18, 2020 6:50 PM | Anonymous
    • The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering designated states and territories low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Upon a request received from a state’s or territory’s Governor, SBA will issue under its own authority, as provided by the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act that was recently signed by the President, an Economic Injury Disaster Loan declaration.
    • Any such Economic Injury Disaster Loan assistance declaration issued by the SBA makes loans available to small businesses and private, non-profit organizations in designated areas of a state or territory to help alleviate economic injury caused by the Coronavirus (COVID-19).  
    • SBA’s Office of Disaster Assistance will coordinate with the state’s or territory’s Governor to submit the request for Economic Injury Disaster Loan assistance.
    • Once a declaration is made for designated areas within a state, the information on the application process for Economic Injury Disaster Loan assistance will be made available to all affected communities as well as updated on our website: SBA.gov/disaster.
    • SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loans offer up to $2 million in assistance per small business and can provide vital economic support to small businesses to help overcome the temporary loss of revenue they are experiencing.
    • These loans may be used to pay fixed debts, payroll, accounts payable and other bills that can’t be paid because of the disaster’s impact. The interest rate is 3.75% for small businesses without credit available elsewhere; businesses with credit available elsewhere are not eligible. The interest rate for non-profits is 2.75%.
    • SBA offers loans with long-term repayments in order to keep payments affordable, up to a maximum of 30 years. Terms are determined on a case-by-case basis, based upon each borrower’s ability to repay.
    • SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loans are just one piece of the expanded focus of the federal government’s coordinated response, and the SBA is strongly committed to providing the most effective and customer-focused response possible.

    • For additional information, please contact the SBA disaster assistance customer service center.

    Call 1-800-659-2955 (TTY: 1-800-877-8339) 

    or e-mail disastercustomerservice@sba.gov.

    Visit SBA.gov/disaster for more information.

  • March 11, 2020 3:23 PM | Anonymous

    The Housing Choice Landlord Guarantee Program has implemented an electronic application for program assistance. Hard copies of the applications are no longer accepted. This program has struggled with outdated applications being distributed, so an electronic version not only streamlines our process, but allows for the most current version of the application to always be used.

    You can find our application at the following link:


    This form is for HUD Housing Choice Voucher Program (Section 8) landlords seeking reimbursement for unpaid rent and damages incurred by past Housing Choice voucher tenants who began occupancy after July 1, 2014. Landlords must first obtain a Small Claim judgment in their local circuit or justice court before applying to this program. The information in this form is required to be submitted to Oregon Housing and Community Services.

    Supporting documentation may be attached through the use of this application or landlords may choose to mail the supporting documentation to Oregon Housing and Community Services; Housing Choice Landlord Guarantee, 725 Summer St. NE, Ste B, Salem, OR, 97301.

    Applications are for reimbursement and are limited to amounts in excess of $500 and less than $5,000.

    An application is not complete until this form is completed and all supporting documentation is included either with this application or by separate mailing.

    Funding for this program is limited and is dependent upon state budget allocation. If the program depletes of funds before receipt of any new allocation, landlords will be notified in writing and applications received by OHCS will be retained. If new funds are received, applications will be processed​ in the order that they were received. There is no guarantee that new funds will be made available.

    If you have questions, you may contact: landlord.guarantee@oregon.gov or 800-453-5511 option 8.

  • February 01, 2020 10:14 AM | Anonymous

    New information is being provided to Housing providers regarding Assistance Animals and the websites being commonly used.  Please read the enclosed documents to make sure you are following the correct and new guidelines.


    HUD letter to FTC about assistance animal websites.pdf

  • January 28, 2020 10:52 AM | Anonymous


    U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson is seeking action against online companies that profit from selling sham assistance animal documentation at the expense of rental housing providers and renters who have legitimate needs. These companies’ documents are intended to justify reasonable accommodation requests for assistance animals (service animals and emotional support animals (ESAs)) in housing but are often used to skirt pet restrictions under false pretenses.

    In a letter sent to Chairman of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission Joseph J. Simons and Director of the Bureau of Consumer Protection Andrew Smith, Secretary Carson expresses several concerns in line with those of the apartment industry and asks the FTC to investigate some websites selling assistance animal verification documents. As HUD General Counsel Paul Compton states, “These websites are using questionable business practices that exploit consumers, prejudice the legal rights of individuals with disabilities, dupe landlords, and generally interfere with good faith efforts to comply with the requirements of the Fair Housing Act.”

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