Sample Letter from a Service Provider
Name of Professional (therapist, physician, psychiatrist,
City, State Zip
Dear [Housing Authority/Landlord]:
[Full Name of Tenant] is my patient, and has been under my care since [date]. I am intimately familiar
with his/her history and with the functional limitations imposed by
his/her disability. He/She meets the
definition of disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Fair Housing Act, and the
Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
Due to mental illness, [first name] has certain limitations regarding [social interaction/coping with
stress/anxiety, etc.]. In order to help alleviate these difficulties, and to enhance his/her ability to live
independently and to fully use and enjoy the dwelling unit you own and/or administer, I am prescribing two
emotional support animals that will assist [first name] in coping with his/her disability.
I am familiar with the voluminous professional literature concerning the therapeutic benefits of assistance
animals for people with disabilities such as that experienced by [first name]. Upon request, I will share
citations to relevant studies, and would be happy to answer other questions you may have concerning my
recommendation that [Full Name of Tenant] have two emotional support animals. Should you have
additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Name of Professional
Something like this to document your need for the two animals.
I wish you the best here.I know this can be overwhelming.I hope this will resolve this and show the need for accommodation here.