Your home or your pet: When pet fees are used to force a choice
Many Americans say they can’t live without their pets, but some can’t live with them because of unaffordable pet fees.
They could include a monthly rent a landlord charges to house a pet (on top of regular rent) or a non-refundable pet deposit. And like many other forms of housing discrimination, research shows these fees affect low-income tenants and tenants of color the most.
Here & Now‘s Celeste Headlee speaks with Carol Mithers, a journalist and author who has been following this issue.
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