Thank you from the animals – pet to be allowed in public housing in DC
Thanks to the efforts of the ASPCA, the Washington Humane Society, the AARP Legal Counsel for the Elderly, Bread for the City, Legal Aid of the District of Columbia, and the Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless, pets will now be allowed in Washington, DC, public housing.
Previously only pets in public housing since 2004 were permitted but recently HUD determined that the ban violates federal law and pets will be permitted for the elderly and disabled.
According to the ASPCA website (see above link and below), pets provide constant comfort and also enhance health and wellbeing. In addition, lack of affordable pet-friendly housing is a factor for people to relinquish their pets to a shelter.
Read more about it: ASPCA Wins Challenge for Pets in DC Public Housing