In observance of Memorial Day, all County Housing offices will be closed on Monday, May 27, 2024. We will resume our regular business hours on Tuesday, May 28, 2024.

For Public Housing maintenance emergencies, please call (314) 429-3811.

For HCV resident emergencies, please get in touch with your landlord.

Pet Policies

Yes, with some exceptions and by meeting the pet requirements. Pet owners must pay a pet deposit in addition to any other required deposits. The amount of the deposit is the higher of the family’s total tenant payment or $50 and must be paid in full before the pet is brought onto the premises.

Per Chapter 10 of the Admissions and Continued Occupancy Plan (ACOP):

The following animals are NOT considered common household pets:

  • Reptiles
  • Rodents
  • Insects
  • Arachnids
  • Wild animals or feral animals
  • Pot-bellied pigs
  • Animals used for commercial breeding

In addition, the following animals are NOT permitted:

  • Any animal whose adult weight will exceed 40 lbs
  • Dogs of the pit bull, rottweiler, chow, or boxer breeds
  • Ferrets or other animals whose natural protective mechanisms pose a risk to small children of serious bites or lacerations
  • Any animal not permitted under state or local law or code
  • Residents may own a maximum of two pets, only one of which may be a dog
  • In the case of fish, residents may keep no more than can be maintained in a safe and healthy manner in a 10-gallon tank

For an animal to be considered a service animal:

  • It must be a trained dog.
  • There must be a person with disabilities in the household who requires the dog’s services.

Service animal policies:

  • Residents are responsible for feeding, maintaining, providing veterinary care, and controlling their assistance animals. A resident may do this on his or her own or with the assistance of family, friends, volunteers, or service providers.
  • Residents must care for assistance animals in a manner that complies with state and local laws, including anti-cruelty laws.
  • Residents must ensure that assistance animals do not pose a direct threat to the health or safety of others, or cause substantial physical damage to the development, dwelling unit, or property of other residents.
  • When a resident’s care or handling of an assistance animal violates these policies, County Housing will consider whether the violation could be reduced or eliminated by a reasonable accommodation. If the authority determines that no such accommodation can be provided, the authority may withdraw the approval of a particular assistance animal.

Learn more in Chapter 10 of the Admissions and Continued Occupancy Plan (ACOP) below.

ACOP / Pet Policy