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St. Helens (Oregon): Landlords, Tenants, and Companion / Service Animals

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From the United States Attorney’s Office, District of Oregon, Press Room, October 9, 2009, St. Helen’s Landlord Settles Fair Housing Act Case

Ronald A. Lucas and R.A. Lucas Developments, LLC agree to establish procedures to allow assistance animals for physically and mentally disabled tenants

Portland, Ore. – A settlement has been reached between the parties in a federal Fair Housing Act case against a St. Helen’s landlord regarding assistance animals for persons with physical and mental disabilities. The parties have requested that Federal District Judge Michael W. Mosman approve the terms of the settlement. The parties have asked the court to approve a Consent Decree which references an additional confidential agreement between the tenant and the Lucases resolving all monetary and other relief agreed upon and disposing of all claims….” (read full press release)

Story from local paper: Feds settle discrimination case with St. Helens landlord, by Darryl Swan, The South County Spotlight, Oct 14, 2009, Updated Oct 15, 2009.