Pet-Accessible Housing

To ensure that NYC's animal guardians have equitable access to affordable housing, the Mayor's Office of Animal Welfare is developing a Pet-Accessible Housing initiative. The first phase of this initiative is dedicated to studying the impact of pet policies in housing on the municipal animal shelter intake rate. To encourage keeping people and pets together, the Mayor's Office of Animal Welfare is also identifying and developing resources to help housing providers adopt pet-accessible policies.

Public Survey

Mayor's Office of Animal Welfare has provided a public survey to ensure the data collection period captures all housing-related issues NYC's animal guardians face when looking for housing. The public survey period opens on Monday, May 3, 2021 and closes on Monday, May 17, 2021.

To submit a survey response, please fill out the form below. You can also email your comments to or leave us a voice message at 212-748-0313. Comments must be received by May 17, 2021.

Comments will be disclosable under the Freedom of Information Law and may be published anonymously by the Mayor's Office. Publication of comments does not represent an endorsement by the Mayor's Office or the City of New York.

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Have you ever needed to give up an animal due to a housing-related issue in NYC?*
What is your race/ethnicity?*
What is the highest level of education you have received?
What is your household income?
What is your age?

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