Pet Policy

Pet Information HPM requires the following information about your pet at the time of application: breed, weight, age, and a picture of the pet. If you are able to provide any additional information such as if they are fixed or declawed, this can help expedite the approval of your pets with the homeowner.

Pet Approval HPM and/or the homeowner must approve all pets. If your pet is approved, typically you will be charged $30 pet rent per month per pet. However, some owners prefer to charge a larger pet fee or pet deposit upfront. It is at the discretion of the homeowner to decide.

Restricted breeds HPM expressly forbids the following dog breeds including but not limited to: Pit Bulls, Rottweilers, Bull Terriers, Pitbull Terriers, Staffordshire Bull Terriers, Standard American Bully, Pocket Bully, and/or any mixed breed wherein the breed is aforementioned.

Assistance Animal Policy

Assistance Animal An assistance animal is not a pet. It is an animal that works, provides assistance, or performs tasks for the benefit of a person with a disability, or provides emotional support that alleviates one or more identified symptoms or effects of a person’s disability. Assistance animals perform many disability-related functions, including but not limited to, guiding individuals who are blind or have low vision, alerting individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing to sounds, providing protection or rescue assistance, pulling a wheelchair, fetching items, alerting persons to impending seizures, or providing emotional support to persons with disabilities who have a disability-related need for such support. (U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, n.d.)

Request for Reasonable Accommodation Any applicant with an assistance animal must fill out HPM’s Request for Reasonable Accommodation ( download and print the form or available upon request) and provide the following: a letter from a medical professional, a picture of the assistance animal, the breed, the age, and the weight.

Restricted breeds A request for a reasonable accommodation may be denied if providing the accommodation is not reasonable – i.e., if it would impose an undue financial and administrative burden on the housing provider (U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, n.d.). The homeowner will need to contact their insurance company to verify if there are any breed restrictions. Applicant’s request may be denied based on the individual homeowner’s insurance policy. An applicant may also be required to obtain separate insurance for their assistance animal.