Feds charge Oswego landlord for not allowing tenant to have dog for emotional support

May 05, 2016
An Oswego landlord has been charged with housing discrimination after refusing to allow a tenant to move in with a service dog for emotional support, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development said Thursday.
     HUD charged Hillside Park Real Estate in Oswego with violating the Fair Housing Act, claiming the company denied or limited housing to a person with a disability who requires the use of a service animal.
     Federal law requires property owners to waive "no pet" policies in cases involving assistance or service animals.