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Feds Fine Landlord for not Allowing Tenant to Have Dog for Emotional Support

A landlord from Oswego, NY has been charged with housing discrimination after refusing to allow a tenant to move in with an emotional support dog, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development said Thursday.

HUD officials said the case involves a woman with a mental disability who filed a complaint after Hillside Park Real Estate denied her request to keep a 66-pound American Staffordshire terrier in an apartment she had leased.

The federal complaint seeks $16,000 in a civil penalty against Hillside Park Real Estate, as well as damages to compensate the woman who was denied the right to rent the apartment.  Full Story