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The DC Code: § 8-2032 Pet ownership policy established.

Index8 Environmental and Animal Control and Protection (Refs & Annos)

Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the owner or operator of locally assisted housing accommodations for elderly persons or persons with disabilities shall not:

As a condition of tenancy or otherwise, prohibit or prevent an elderly tenant or tenant with a disability from owning common household pets or keeping common household pets in the rental unit of the tenant; or
Discriminate against any person in connection with admission to, or continued occupancy of, that rental unit by reason of the ownership of common household pets by that person or the presence of common household pets in the rental unit of that person.

Historical and Statutory

Prior Codifications 2001 Ed., § 8-2202. 1981 Ed., § 6-1022. Effect of Amendments D.C. Law 16-305 substituted "elderly persons or persons with disabilities" for "the elderly or handicapped" and "tenant or tenant with a disability" for "or handicapped tenant". Legislative History of Laws For legislative history of D.C. Law 7-181, see Historical and Statutory Notes following § 8-2031. For Law 16-305, see notes following § 8-1804. DC CODE § 8-2032 Current through December 11, 2012


(Mar. 16, 1989, D.C. Law 7-181, § 3, 35 DCR 7715; Apr. 24, 2007, D.C. Law 16-305, § 31(b), 53 DCR 6198.)