The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced yesterday that it has charged the University of Nebraska at Kearney and five UNK employees with a violation of the Fair Housing Act. The charges allege that the college refused to grant a student permission to have her therapy dog live in a university-owned apartment.
The student sought an exception University’s no-pet policy as a disability-related “reasonable accommodation” under the Fair Housing Act. UNK ultimately denied the student’s request, stating that the fair housing act did not apply. As you will see, the US government strongly disagrees – as well it should.
Read the charges in their entirety here.