Pets in Senior, Disabled, and Multifamily Public Housing

Comment on this policy

The AVMA supports amendments to the United States Housing Act of 1937 that provide for ownership of pets in:

  1. Public and assisted housing for the elderly and disabled families (The Housing and Rural Recovery Act of 1983 [Public Law 98-181]) with regulations codified under Pet Ownership for the Elderly or Persons with Disabilities [24 CFR 5, Subpart C], and
  2. Multifamily public housing other than that for the elderly and disabled families (The Quality Housing and Work Responsibility Act of 1998 [Public Law 105-276]) with regulations codified under Pet Ownership in Public Housing [24 CFR 960, Subpart G].