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Single mom claims landlords reject her due to her autistic son's service dog

Published Jul 7, 2024 at 4:00am

Isabelle Leblanc, a single mother, has been searching for a new home for six months but faces constant rejections because her five-year-old autistic son has a service dog, Mishka, essential for his well-being.

After separating from her children's father, she and her son have been living with her mom. Despite having all necessary paperwork proving Mishka's training, landlords in Terrebonne, Repentigny, and Lachenaie repeatedly turn her away. Margaret van Nooten from Project Genesis highlights the broader issue of housing difficulties for renters with animals and calls for a review of pet rules by the rental board. Time is running out for Leblanc to find a place of her own.