Letter for Emotional Support Animal – Housing
NAME OF PROFESSIONAL (therapist, physician, psychiatrist, rehabilitation counselor)
Dear [HOUSING AUTHROITY/LANDLORD]:
[NAME OF TENANT] is my patient, and has been under my care since [DATE]. I am intimately familiar with his/her history and with the functional limitations imposed by his/her disability. He/She meets the definition of disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Fair Housing Act, and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
Due to mental illness, [FIRST NAME] has certain limitations regarding [SOCIAL INTERACTION/COPING WITH STRESS/ANXIETY, ETC]. In order to help alleviate these difficulties, and to enhance his/her ability to live independently and to fully use and enjoy the dwelling unit you own and/or administer, I am prescribing an emotional support animal that will assist [FIRST NAME] in coping with his/her disability.
I am familiar with the voluminous professional literature concerning the therapeutic benefits of assistance animals for people with disabilities such as that experienced by [FIRST NAME]. Upon request, I will share citations to relevant studies, and would be happy to answer other questions you may have concerning my recommendation that [FULL NAME OF TENANT] have an emotional support animal. Should you have additional question, please do not hesitate to contact me.
[NAME OF PROFESSIONAL]
If you are living in, or moving into a No-Pet housing unit and you want an exemption to the No-Pet policy then you should request an exemption for your service / emotional support animal. We’ve put together an form that you can instantly print right on your own home computer printer or choose to have a printed copy mailed to you.
It comes with a 14 page document from the Department of Justice and the Department of Housing and Urban Development explaining to the Landlord/HOA and you what they and you must do to qualify under these laws.This document will be emailed to you within 1 business day after purchase for instant printing. This is an emailed document that you print or choose to have a printed copy mailed to you.