Emotional Support Animals

Looking for the answers to these questions?

  • WHAT IS AN EMOTIONAL SUPPORT ANIMAL (ESA)?
  • WHO IS ELIGIBLE FOR AN ESA?
  • HOW DO ESAS HELP PEOPLE?
  • HOW DO I GET AN ESA?
  • WHAT IS NEEDED IN AN ESA VERIFICATION LETTER?

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Emotional Support Animals (ESAs) - FREE Course

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I AM A HUMAN SERVICE OR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER. WHERE CAN I GET TRAINING ON RESPONDING TO ESA LETTER REQUESTS?

Emotional Support Animals: A Free 3-Part Webinar for Human Health and Social Service Providers 
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IF YOU ARE ELIGIBLE FOR AN ESA AND YOUR RIGHT TO ESA COMPANIONSHIP AS A HOUSING ACCOMMODATION HAS BEEN DENIED

National Disability Rights Network - contact your state member organization and ask them for advice/consultation
ndrn.org/about/ndrn-member-agencies

US Dept of Civil Rights
ANSWERS TO OTHER COMMON ESA QUESTIONS

from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) 2020 Guidance Memo on Emotional Support Animals (ESAs)

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