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Code of Federal Regulations. Title 24. Housing and Urban Development. Subtitle A. Office of the Secretary, Department of Housing and Urban Development. Part 5. General HUD Program Requirements; Waivers. Subpart C. Pet Ownership for the Elderly or Persons with Disabilities.



Country of Origin: United States

Agency of Origin: Department of Housing and Urban Development

National Citation: 24 C. F. R. 5.300 - 327

Agency Citation:

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Summary:   This subpart implements section 227 of the Housing and Urban–Rural Recovery Act of 1983 (12 U.S.C. 1701r–1) as it pertains to projects for the elderly or persons with disabilities under: (1) The housing programs administered by the Assistant Secretary for Housing–Federal Housing Commissioner; (2) Projects assisted under the programs contained in chapter VIII of this title 24; and (3) The public housing program.

Material in Full:

§ 5.300 Purpose.

§ 5.303 Exclusion for animals that assist, support, or provide service to persons with disabilities.

§ 5.306 Definitions.

§ 5.309 Prohibition against discrimination.

§ 5.312 Notice to tenants.

§ 5.315 Content of pet rules: General requirements.

§ 5.318 Discretionary pet rules.

§ 5.321 Lease provisions.

§ 5.324 Implementation of lease provisions.

§ 5.327 Nuisance or threat to health or safety.

 

General Requirements

§ 5.300 Purpose.

(a) This subpart implements section 227 of the Housing and Urban–Rural Recovery Act of 1983 (12 U.S.C. 1701r–1) as it pertains to projects for the elderly or persons with disabilities under:

(1) The housing programs administered by the Assistant Secretary for Housing–Federal Housing Commissioner;

(2) Projects assisted under the programs contained in chapter VIII of this title 24; and

(3) The public housing program.

(b) [Reserved]

[65 FR 16715, March 29, 2000]

SOURCE: 61 FR 5202, Feb. 9, 1996; 61 FR 9041, March 6, 1996; 61 FR 9537, March 8, 1996; 61 FR 9543, March 8, 1996; 61 FR 11113, March 18, 1996; 61 FR 13616, March 27, 1996; 61 FR 54498, Oct. 18, 1996; 70 FR 77743, Dec. 30, 2005; 73 FR 72340, Nov. 28, 2008; 75 FR 66258, Oct. 27, 2010, unless otherwise noted.

AUTHORITY: 42 U.S.C. 1437a, 1437c, 1437d, 1437f, 1437n, 3535(d), Sec. 327, Pub.L. 109–115, 119 Stat. 2936, and Sec. 607, Pub.L. 109–162, 119 Stat. 3051.; 42 U.S.C. 1701r–1 and 3535(d).

 

§ 5.303 Exclusion for animals that assist, support, or provide service to persons with disabilities.

(a) This subpart C does not apply to animals that are used to assist, support, or provide service to persons with disabilities. Project owners and PHAs may not apply or enforce any policies established under this subpart against animals that are necessary as a reasonable accommodation to assist, support, or provide service to persons with disabilities. This exclusion applies to animals that reside in projects for the elderly or persons with disabilities, as well as to animals that visit these projects.

(b) Nothing in this subpart C:

(1) Limits or impairs the rights of persons with disabilities;

(2) Authorizes project owners or PHAs to limit or impair the rights of persons with disabilities; or

(3) Affects any authority that project owners or PHAs may have to regulate animals that assist, support, or provide service to persons with disabilities, under federal, state, or local law.

[73 FR 63838, Oct. 27, 2008]

SOURCE: 61 FR 5202, Feb. 9, 1996; 61 FR 9041, March 6, 1996; 61 FR 9537, March 8, 1996; 61 FR 9543, March 8, 1996; 61 FR 11113, March 18, 1996; 61 FR 13616, March 27, 1996; 61 FR 54498, Oct. 18, 1996; 70 FR 77743, Dec. 30, 2005; 73 FR 72340, Nov. 28, 2008; 75 FR 66258, Oct. 27, 2010, unless otherwise noted.

AUTHORITY: 42 U.S.C. 1437a, 1437c, 1437d, 1437f, 1437n, 3535(d), Sec. 327, Pub.L. 109–115, 119 Stat. 2936, and Sec. 607, Pub.L. 109–162, 119 Stat. 3051.; 42 U.S.C. 1701r–1 and 3535(d).

 

§ 5.306 Definitions.

Common household pet means:

(1) For purposes of Housing programs: A domesticated animal, such as a dog, cat, bird, rodent (including a rabbit), fish, or turtle, that is traditionally kept in the home for pleasure rather than for commercial purposes. Common household pet does not include reptiles (except turtles). If this definition conflicts with any applicable State or local law or regulation defining the pets that may be owned or kept in dwelling accommodations, the State or local law or regulation shall apply. This definition shall not include animals that are used to assist persons with disabilities.

(2) For purposes of Public Housing programs: PHAs may define the term “common household pet” under § 5.318.

Elderly or disabled family means:

(1) For purposes of Housing programs: An elderly person, a person with a disability, or an elderly or disabled family for purposes of the program under which a project for the elderly or persons with disabilities is assisted or has its mortgage insured.

(2) For purposes of Public Housing programs:

(i) An elderly person, a person with a disability, or an elderly or disabled family as defined in § 5.403 in subpart A of this part.

(ii) [Reserved]

Housing programs means:

(1) The housing programs administered by the Assistant Secretary for Housing–Federal Housing Commissioner; and

(2) The programs contained in chapter VIII of this title 24 that assist rental projects that meet the definition of project for the elderly or persons with disabilities in this subpart C.

Project for the elderly or persons with disabilities means:

(1) For purposes of Housing programs:

(i) A specific rental or cooperative multifamily property that, unless currently owned by HUD, is subject to a first mortgage, and:

(A) That is assisted under statutory authority identified by HUD through notice;

(B) That was designated for occupancy by elderly or disabled families when funds for the project were reserved, or when the commitment to insure the mortgage was issued or, of not then so designated, that is designated for such occupancy in an effective amendment to the regulatory agreement covering the project, made pursuant to the project owner's request, and that is assisted or insured under one of the programs identified by HUD through notice; or

(C) For which preference in tenant selection is given for all units in the project to elderly or disabled families and that is owned by HUD or assisted under one of the programs identified by HUD through notice.

(ii) This term does not include health and care facilities that have mortgage insurance under the National Housing Act. This term also does not include any of the project owner's other property that does not meet the criteria contained in any one of paragraphs (1)(i)(A) through (C) of this definition, even if the property is adjacent to or under joint or common management with such specific property.

(2) For purposes of Public Housing programs: Any project assisted under title I of the United States Housing Act of 1937 (other than under section 8 or 17 of the Act), including any building within a mixed-use project, that was designated for occupancy by the elderly or persons with disabilities at its inception or, although not so designated, for which the PHA gives preference in tenant selection (with HUD approval) for all units in the project (or for a building within a mixed-use project) to elderly or disabled families. For purposes of this part, this term does not include projects assisted the Low–Rent Housing Homeownership Opportunity program or under title II of the United States Housing Act of 1937.

Project owner means an owner (including HUD, where HUD is the owner) or manager of a project for the elderly or persons with disabilities, or an agent authorized to act for an owner or manager of such housing.

Public Housing Agency (PHA) is defined in § 5.100.

[65 FR 16715, March 29, 2000]

SOURCE: 61 FR 5202, Feb. 9, 1996; 61 FR 9041, March 6, 1996; 61 FR 9537, March 8, 1996; 61 FR 9543, March 8, 1996; 61 FR 11113, March 18, 1996; 61 FR 13616, March 27, 1996; 61 FR 54498, Oct. 18, 1996; 70 FR 77743, Dec. 30, 2005; 73 FR 72340, Nov. 28, 2008; 75 FR 66258, Oct. 27, 2010, unless otherwise noted.

AUTHORITY: 42 U.S.C. 1437a, 1437c, 1437d, 1437f, 1437n, 3535(d), Sec. 327, Pub.L. 109–115, 119 Stat. 2936, and Sec. 607, Pub.L. 109–162, 119 Stat. 3051.; 42 U.S.C. 1701r–1 and 3535(d).

 

§ 5.309 Prohibition against discrimination.

Except as otherwise specifically authorized under this subpart no project owner or PHA that owns or manages a project for the elderly or persons with disabilities may:

(a) As a condition of tenancy or otherwise, prohibit or prevent any tenant of such housing from owning common household pets or having such pets living in the tenant's dwelling unit; or

(b) Restrict or discriminate against any person in connection with admission to, or continued occupancy of, such housing by reason of the person's ownership of common household pets or the presence of such pets in the person's dwelling unit.

SOURCE: 61 FR 5202, Feb. 9, 1996; 61 FR 9041, March 6, 1996; 61 FR 9537, March 8, 1996; 61 FR 9543, March 8, 1996; 61 FR 11113, March 18, 1996; 61 FR 13616, March 27, 1996; 61 FR 54498, Oct. 18, 1996; 70 FR 77743, Dec. 30, 2005; 73 FR 72340, Nov. 28, 2008; 75 FR 66258, Oct. 27, 2010, unless otherwise noted.

AUTHORITY: 42 U.S.C. 1437a, 1437c, 1437d, 1437f, 1437n, 3535(d), Sec. 327, Pub.L. 109–115, 119 Stat. 2936, and Sec. 607, Pub.L. 109–162, 119 Stat. 3051.; 42 U.S.C. 1701r–1 and 3535(d).

 

§ 5.312 Notice to tenants.

(a) During the development of pet rules as described in §§ 5.353 or 5.380, the project owner or PHA shall serve written notice on all tenants of projects for the elderly or persons with disabilities in occupancy at the time of service, stating that:

(1) Tenants are permitted to own and keep common household pets in their dwelling units, in accordance with the pet rules (if any) promulgated under this subpart C;

(2) Animals that are used to assist persons with disabilities are excluded from the requirements of this subpart C, as provided in § 5.303;

(3) Tenants may, at any time, request a copy of any current pet rule developed under this subpart C (as well as any current proposed rule or proposed amendment to an existing rule); and

(4) Tenants may request that their leases be amended under § 5.321 to permit common household pets.

(b) The project owner or PHA shall provide to each applicant for tenancy when he or she is offered a dwelling unit in a project for the elderly or persons with disabilities, the written notice specified in paragraphs (a) (1), (2), and (3) of this section.

(c) If a PHA chooses not to promulgate pet rules, the notice shall be served within 60 days of the effective date of this part. PHAs shall serve notice under this section in accordance with their normal service of notice procedures.

SOURCE: 61 FR 5202, Feb. 9, 1996; 61 FR 9041, March 6, 1996; 61 FR 9537, March 8, 1996; 61 FR 9543, March 8, 1996; 61 FR 11113, March 18, 1996; 61 FR 13616, March 27, 1996; 61 FR 54498, Oct. 18, 1996; 70 FR 77743, Dec. 30, 2005; 73 FR 72340, Nov. 28, 2008; 75 FR 66258, Oct. 27, 2010, unless otherwise noted.

AUTHORITY: 42 U.S.C. 1437a, 1437c, 1437d, 1437f, 1437n, 3535(d), Sec. 327, Pub.L. 109–115, 119 Stat. 2936, and Sec. 607, Pub.L. 109–162, 119 Stat. 3051.; 42 U.S.C. 1701r–1 and 3535(d).

 

§ 5.315 Content of pet rules: General requirements.

(a) Housing programs. The project owner shall prescribe reasonable rules to govern the keeping of common household pets. The pet rules must include the mandatory rules described in § 5.350 and may, unless otherwise noted in this subpart C, include other discretionary provisions as provided in § 5.318.

(b) Public Housing programs.

(1) PHAs may choose not to promulgate rules governing the keeping of common household pets or may include rules as provided in § 5.318. PHAs may elect to include provisions based on those in § 5.350. If they so choose, the PHAs may modify the provisions in § 5.350 in any manner consistent with this subpart C.

(2) If PHAs choose to promulgate pet rules, tenants must be permitted to own and keep pets in their units in accordance with the terms and conditions of their leases, the provisions of this subpart C, and any applicable State or local law or regulation governing the owning or keeping of pets in dwelling accommodations.

(3) PHAs that choose not to promulgate pet rules, shall not impose, by lease modification or otherwise, any requirement that is inconsistent with the provisions of this subpart C.

(c) Use of discretion.

(1) This subpart C does not define with specificity the limits of the project owners' or PHAs' discretion to promulgate pet rules. Where a project owner or PHA has discretion to prescribe pet rules under this subpart C, the pet rules should be:

(i) Reasonably related to furthering a legitimate interest of the project owner or PHA, such as the owner's or PHA's interest in providing a decent, safe, and sanitary living environment for existing and prospective tenants and in protecting and preserving the physical condition of the project and the owner's or PHA's financial interest in it; and

(ii) Drawn narrowly to achieve the owner's or PHA's legitimate interests, without imposing unnecessary burdens and restrictions on pet owners and prospective pet owners.

(2) Where a project owner or PHA has discretion to prescribe pet rules under this subpart C, the owner or PHA may vary the rules' content among projects and within individual projects, based on factors such as the size, type, location, and occupancy of the project or its units, provided that the applicable rules are reasonable and do not conflict with any applicable State or local law or regulation governing the owning or keeping of pets in dwelling accommodations.

(d) Conflict with State or local law. The pet rules adopted by the project owner or PHA shall not conflict with applicable State or local law or regulations. If such a conflict may exist, the State and local law or regulations shall apply.

SOURCE: 61 FR 5202, Feb. 9, 1996; 61 FR 9041, March 6, 1996; 61 FR 9537, March 8, 1996; 61 FR 9543, March 8, 1996; 61 FR 11113, March 18, 1996; 61 FR 13616, March 27, 1996; 61 FR 54498, Oct. 18, 1996; 70 FR 77743, Dec. 30, 2005; 73 FR 72340, Nov. 28, 2008; 75 FR 66258, Oct. 27, 2010, unless otherwise noted.

AUTHORITY: 42 U.S.C. 1437a, 1437c, 1437d, 1437f, 1437n, 3535(d), Sec. 327, Pub.L. 109–115, 119 Stat. 2936, and Sec. 607, Pub.L. 109–162, 119 Stat. 3051.; 42 U.S.C. 1701r–1 and 3535(d).

 

§ 5.318 Discretionary pet rules.

Pet rules promulgated by project owners and PHAs may include, but are not limited to, consideration of the following factors:

(a) Definitions of “common household pet”--

(1) For Public Housing programs. The pet rules established by a PHA may contain a reasonable definition of a common household pet.

(2) For Housing programs. Project owners wishing to define “common household pet” in their pet rules must use the Housing programs definition of the term in § 5.306.

(b) Density of tenants and pets.

(1)(i) The pet rules established under this section may take into account tenant and pet density. The pet rules may place reasonable limitations on the number of common household pets that may be allowed in each dwelling unit. In the case of group homes, the pet rules may place reasonable limitations on the number of common household pets that may be allowed in each home.

(ii) For Housing programs. Under these rules, project owners may limit the number of four-legged, warm-blooded pets to one pet in each dwelling unit or group home.

(iii) Other than the limitations described in this paragraph (b)(1), the pet rules may not limit the total number of pets allowed in the project.

(2) As used in paragraph (b)(1) of this section, the term “group home” means:

(i) For purposes of Housing programs. A small, communal living arrangement designed specifically for individuals who are chronically mentally ill, developmentally disabled, or physically disabled who require a planned program of continual supportive services or supervision (other than continual nursing, medical or psychiatric care).

(ii) For purposes of Public Housing programs. A dwelling or dwelling unit for the exclusive residential use of elderly persons or persons with disabilities who are not capable of living completely independently and who require a planned program of continual supportive services or supervision (other than continual nursing, medical or psychiatric care).

(c) Pet size and pet type. The pet rules may place reasonable limitations on the size, weight, and type of common household pets allowed in the project.

(d) Potential financial obligations of tenants--

(1) Pet deposits. The pet rules may require tenants who own or keep pets in their units to pay a refundable pet deposit. In the case of project owners, this pet deposit shall be limited to those tenants who own or keep cats or dogs in their units. This deposit is in addition to any other financial obligation generally imposed on tenants of the project. The project owner or PHA may use the pet deposit only to pay reasonable expenses directly attributable to the presence of the pet in the project, including (but not limited to) the cost of repairs and replacements to, and fumigation of, the tenant's dwelling unit and, for project owners, the cost of animal care facilities under § 5.363. The project owner or PHA shall refund the unused portion of the pet deposit to the tenant within a reasonable time after the tenant moves from the project or no longer owns or keeps a pet (or a cat or dog in the case of project owners) in the dwelling unit.

(2) Housing programs: Maximum pet deposit.

(i) Pet deposits for the following tenants shall not exceed an amount periodically fixed by HUD through notice.

(A) Tenants whose rents are subsidized (including tenants of a HUD-owned project, whose rents were subsidized before HUD acquired it) under one of the programs identified by HUD through notice.

(B) Tenants who live in a project assisted (including tenants who live in a HUD-owned project that was assisted before HUD acquired it) under one of the programs identified by HUD through notice.

(C) For all other tenants of projects for the elderly or persons with disabilities, the pet deposit shall not exceed one month's rent at the time the pet is brought onto the premises.

(ii) In establishing the maximum amount of pet deposit under paragraph (d)(2)(i) of this section, HUD will consider factors such as:

(A) Projected, estimated expenses directly attributable to the presence of pets in the project;

(B) The ability of project owners to offset such expenses by use of security deposits or HUD-reimbursable expenses; and

(C) The low income status of tenants of projects for the elderly or persons with disabilities.

(iii) For pet deposits subject to paragraph (d)(2)(i)(A) of this section, the pet rules shall provide for gradual accumulation of the deposit by the pet owner through an initial payment not to exceed $50 when the pet is brought onto the premises, and subsequent monthly payments not to exceed $10 per month until the amount of the deposit is reached.

(iv) For pet deposits subject to paragraphs (d)(2)(i)(B) and (C) of this section, the pet rules may provide for gradual accumulation of the deposit by the pet owner.

(v) The project owner may (subject to the HUD-prescribed limits) increase the amount of the pet deposit by amending the house pet rules in accordance with § 5.353.

(A) For pet deposits subject to paragraph (d)(2)(i)(A) of this section, the house pet rules shall provide for gradual accumulation of any such increase not to exceed $10 per month for all deposit amounts that are being accumulated.

(B) [Reserved]

(vi) Any pet deposit that is established within the parameters set forth by paragraph (d)(2) of this section shall be deemed reasonable for purposes of this subpart C.

(3) Public Housing programs: Maximum pet deposit. The maximum amount of pet deposit that may be charged by the PHA, on a per dwelling unit basis, shall not exceed the higher of the Total Tenant Payment (as defined in 24 CFR 913.102) or such reasonable fixed amount as the PHA may require. The pet rules may permit gradual accumulation of the pet deposit by the pet owner.

(4) Housing programs: Waste removal charge. The pet rules may permit the project owner to impose a separate waste removal charge of up to five dollars ($5) per occurrence on pet owners that fail to remove pet waste in accordance with the prescribed pet rules. Any pet waste removal charge that is within this five dollar ($5) limitation shall be deemed to be a reasonable amount for the purposes of this subpart C.

(5) The pet deposit (for Housing and Public Housing programs) and waste removal charge (for Housing programs) are not part of the rent payable by the tenant. Except as provided in paragraph (d) of this section for Housing programs and, paragraph (d) of this section and 24 CFR 966.4(b) for Public Housing programs, project owners or PHAs may not prescribe pet rules that impose additional financial obligations on pet owners that are designed to compensate the project owner or PHA for costs associated with the presence of pets in the project, including (but not limited to) requiring pet owners:

(i) To obtain liability or other insurance to cover damage caused by the pet;

(ii) To agree to be strictly liable for all damages caused by the pet where this liability is not otherwise imposed by State or local law, or

(iii) To indemnify the project owner for pet-related litigation and attorney's fees.

(e) Standards of pet care. The pet rules may prescribe standards of pet care and handling, but must be limited to those necessary to protect the condition of the tenant's unit and the general condition of the project premises, or to protect the health or safety of present tenants, project employees, and the public. The pet rules may not require pet owners to have any pet's vocal cords removed. Permitted rules may:

(1) Bar pets from specified common areas (such as lobbies, laundry rooms, and social rooms), unless the exclusion will deny a pet reasonable ingress and egress to the project or building.

(2) Require the pet owner to control noise and odor caused by a pet.

(3) Housing programs: Project owners may also:

(i) Require pet owners to have their dogs and cats spayed or neutered; and

(ii) Limit the length of time that a pet may be left unattended in a dwelling unit.

(f) Pet licensing. The pet rules may require pet owners to license their pets in accordance with applicable State and local laws and regulations. (Failure of the pet rules to contain this requirement does not relieve the pet owner of responsibility for complying with applicable State and local pet licensing requirements.)

(g) Public Housing programs: Designated pet areas.

(1) PHAs may designate buildings, floors of buildings, or sections of buildings as no-pet areas where pets generally may not be permitted. Similarly, the pet rules may designate buildings, floors of buildings, or sections of buildings for residency generally by pet-owning tenants. The PHA may direct such initial tenant moves as may be necessary to establish pet and no-pet areas. The PHA may not refuse to admit (or delay admission of) an applicant for tenancy on the grounds that the applicant's admission would violate a pet or no-pet area. The PHA may adjust the pet and no-pet areas or may direct such additional moves as may be necessary (or both) to accommodate such applicants for tenancy or to meet the changing needs of existing tenants.

(2) Project owners may not designate pet areas in buildings in their pet rules.

(h) Pets temporarily on the premises. The pet rules may exclude from the project pets not owned by a tenant that are to be kept temporarily on the project premises. For the purposes of paragraph (h) of this section, pets are to be kept “temporarily” if they are to be kept in the tenant's dwelling accommodations for a period of less than 14 consecutive days and nights. HUD, however, encourages project owners and PHAs to permit the use of a visiting pet program sponsored by a humane society, or other nonprofit organization.

SOURCE: 61 FR 5202, Feb. 9, 1996; 61 FR 9041, March 6, 1996; 61 FR 9537, March 8, 1996; 61 FR 9543, March 8, 1996; 61 FR 11113, March 18, 1996; 61 FR 13616, March 27, 1996; 61 FR 54498, Oct. 18, 1996; 70 FR 77743, Dec. 30, 2005; 73 FR 72340, Nov. 28, 2008; 75 FR 66258, Oct. 27, 2010, unless otherwise noted.

AUTHORITY: 42 U.S.C. 1437a, 1437c, 1437d, 1437f, 1437n, 3535(d), Sec. 327, Pub.L. 109–115, 119 Stat. 2936, and Sec. 607, Pub.L. 109–162, 119 Stat. 3051.; 42 U.S.C. 1701r–1 and 3535(d).

 

§ 5.321 Lease provisions.

(a) Lease provisions.

(1) PHAs which have established pet rules and project owners shall ensure that the leases for all tenants of projects for the elderly or persons with disabilities:

(i) State that tenants are permitted to keep common household pets in their dwelling units (subject to the provisions of this subpart and the pet rules);

(ii) Shall incorporate by reference the pet rules promulgated by the project owner or PHA;

(iii) Shall provide that the tenant agrees to comply with these rules; and

(iv) Shall state that violation of these rules may be grounds for removal of the pet or termination of the pet owner's tenancy (or both), in accordance with the provisions of this subpart and applicable regulations and State or local law.

(2) [Reserved]

(b) Where a PHA has not established pet rules, the leases of all tenants of such projects shall not contain any provisions prohibiting the owning or keeping of common household pets, and shall state that owning and keeping of such pets will be subject to the general obligations imposed on the PHA and tenants in the lease and any applicable State or local law or regulation governing the owning or keeping of pets in dwelling accommodations.

SOURCE: 61 FR 5202, Feb. 9, 1996; 61 FR 9041, March 6, 1996; 61 FR 9537, March 8, 1996; 61 FR 9543, March 8, 1996; 61 FR 11113, March 18, 1996; 61 FR 13616, March 27, 1996; 61 FR 54498, Oct. 18, 1996; 70 FR 77743, Dec. 30, 2005; 73 FR 72340, Nov. 28, 2008; 75 FR 66258, Oct. 27, 2010, unless otherwise noted.

AUTHORITY: 42 U.S.C. 1437a, 1437c, 1437d, 1437f, 1437n, 3535(d), Sec. 327, Pub.L. 109–115, 119 Stat. 2936, and Sec. 607, Pub.L. 109–162, 119 Stat. 3051.; 42 U.S.C. 1701r–1 and 3535(d).

 

§ 5.324 Implementation of lease provisions.

The lease for each tenant of a project for the elderly or persons with disabilities who is admitted on or after the date on which this subpart C is implemented shall contain the lease provisions described in § 5.321 and, if applicable, § 5.360. The lease for each tenant who occupies a unit in such a project under lease on the date of implementation of this part shall be amended to include the provisions described in § 5.321 and, if applicable, § 5.360:

(a) For Housing programs:

(1) Upon renewal of the lease and in accordance with any applicable regulation; and

(2) When a Housing program tenant registers a common household pet under § 5.350

(b) For Public Housing programs:

(1) Upon annual reexamination of tenant income in accordance with any applicable regulation; and

(2) When a Public Housing program tenant wishes to own or keep a common household pet in his or her unit.

SOURCE: 61 FR 5202, Feb. 9, 1996; 61 FR 9041, March 6, 1996; 61 FR 9537, March 8, 1996; 61 FR 9543, March 8, 1996; 61 FR 11113, March 18, 1996; 61 FR 13616, March 27, 1996; 61 FR 54498, Oct. 18, 1996; 70 FR 77743, Dec. 30, 2005; 73 FR 72340, Nov. 28, 2008; 75 FR 66258, Oct. 27, 2010, unless otherwise noted.

AUTHORITY: 42 U.S.C. 1437a, 1437c, 1437d, 1437f, 1437n, 3535(d), Sec. 327, Pub.L. 109–115, 119 Stat. 2936, and Sec. 607, Pub.L. 109–162, 119 Stat. 3051.; 42 U.S.C. 1701r–1 and 3535(d).

 

§ 5.327 Nuisance or threat to health or safety.

Nothing in this subpart C prohibits a project owner, PHA, or an appropriate community authority from requiring the removal of any pet from a project, if the pet's conduct or condition is duly determined to constitute, under the provisions of State or local law, a nuisance or a threat to the health or safety of other occupants of the project or of other persons in the community where the project is located.

SOURCE: 61 FR 5202, Feb. 9, 1996; 61 FR 9041, March 6, 1996; 61 FR 9537, March 8, 1996; 61 FR 9543, March 8, 1996; 61 FR 11113, March 18, 1996; 61 FR 13616, March 27, 1996; 61 FR 54498, Oct. 18, 1996; 70 FR 77743, Dec. 30, 2005; 73 FR 72340, Nov. 28, 2008; 75 FR 66258, Oct. 27, 2010, unless otherwise noted.

AUTHORITY: 42 U.S.C. 1437a, 1437c, 1437d, 1437f, 1437n, 3535(d), Sec. 327, Pub.L. 109–115, 119 Stat. 2936, and Sec. 607, Pub.L. 109–162, 119 Stat. 3051.; 42 U.S.C. 1701r–1 and 3535(d).

 



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