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“Obtaining Waivers of No Pet Policies for Clients That Rely Upon Service Animals and Emotional Support Animals” by Marcy LaHart, Esq
Have you presented a letter from a doctor documenting a need for an emotional support animal, and still have been denied the right to have an emotional support animal? If so, contact a HUD FHAP (Fair Housing Assistance Partner) agency. If you live in Florida contact:
Broward County Civil Rights Division
115 S. Andrews Avenue, A680
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301-1802
Fair housing law is the law of the land and applies anywhere in the US. Click the link to find Fair Housing assistance in other areas.
Other Sources of Free Legal Assistance:
Housing Discrimination Help Lines:
Miami-Dade 305.651.HOPE (4673),
Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida
491 North State Road 7 (441)
Plantation, Florida 33317
Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Florida State Courts Self Help
The Dade County Bar Association launched LegalLine, a once-a-month toll-free phone line for South Floridians (866-596-0399).
It is staffed by lawyers from 6 to 9 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month and designed to answer basic legal questions — free of charge — covering a broad legal spectrum.
Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County
Florida Law Help
Legal Service Corporation
Center for Independent Living of Broward
4800 N. State Road 7, Suite 102, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33319
954-722-6400 | TTY : 954-735-0963 | FAX : 954-735-1958
Toll Free : 888-722-6400
Center for Independent Living Options (CILO)
6800 Forest Hill Boulevard
(Approximately 5.2 miles West of I-95)
West Palm Beach
Disability Rights of Florida
Florida Commission on Human Relations
2009 Apalachee Parkway
Suite 200, Oakland Building
Tallahassee, FL 32301-4857
850-488-7082 Ext. 1069