PETS: As per the MassHousing Occupancy Agreement, Section F 11 "Resident Agrees:
Not to maintain pets without the written consent of Management unless otherwise permitted by paragraphs G (14) or G(15)" and/or the HUD Model Lease for Subsidized Properties #90105a, Section 13d, "The Tenant agrees not to have pets or animals of any kind in the unit without the prior written permission of the Landlord." This statement holds true for housing designated for families. However, housing for the elderly and person with disabilities may have a pet. "The Tenant is permitted to keep common household pets in his/her dwelling unit (subject to the provisions in 24 CFR Part 5 and the pet rules promulgated under 24 CFR Part 5). Any pet rules promulgated by the Landlord are attached hereto and incorporated hereby. The Tenant agrees to comply with these rules. A violation of these rules may be grounds for removal of the pet or termination of the Tenant’s (pet owner’s) tenancy (or both), in accordance with the provisions of 24 CFR Part 5 and applicable regulations and State or local law. These regulations include 24 CFR Part 5 (Evictions from Certain Subsidized and HUD-Owned Projects) and provisions governing the termination of tenancy under the Section 8 housing assistance payments and project assistance payments programs. If there is no State or local authority (or designated agent of such an authority) authorized under applicable State or local law to remove a pet that becomes vicious, displays symptoms of severe illness, or demonstrates other behavior that constitutes and immediate threat to the health or safety of the tenancy as a whole, the landlord may enter the premises (if necessary), remove the pets, and take such action with respect to the pet as may be permissible under State and local law, which may include placing it in a facility that will provide care and shelter for a period not to exceed 30 days. The Landlord shall enter the premises and remove the pet or take such other permissible action only if the Landlord request the Tenant (pet owner) to remove the pet from the project immediately, and the Tenant (pet owner) refuses to do so, or if the Landlord is unable to contact the Tenant (pet owner) to make a removal request. The cost of the animal care facility shall be paid as provided in 24 CFR Part 5." Note: Pet Rules do not apply to an animal used by a Tenant or visitor that is needed as a reasonable accommodation for the Tenant or visitor’s disability.