Request for Service Animal Explanation Violated FHA

Facts: A disabled homeowner sued her community association over the right to bring her service animal, a Chihuahua, into the community’s clubhouse. On three occasions, the homeowner was asked when she entered the clubhouse to produce documentation that she is disabled and that the dog is a service animal. She was also asked why the dog was necessary for her to be able to use the clubhouse. When the manager wasn’t satisfied with her responses, she ordered the homeowner to leave.


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