Home Away from Home: Assistance Animals, Extended-Stay Hotels, and the Fair Housing Act

50 Ariz. St. L.J. 1265 (2018). Lindsey Bulloch.

The Americans with Disabilities Act protects individuals with disabilities from discrimination in places of public accommodation, like restaurants or hotels. At the same time, the Fair Housing Act protects buyers and renters of a dwelling from discrimination by sellers or landlords. It is unclear which area of the law should govern disability discrimination in types of temporary housing like extended-stay hotels. This Comment suggests that for the purposes of service and emotional support animals, extended-stay hotels should be governed by the Fair Housing Act, which allows for more broad inclusivity of assistance animals.

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