Quality of Life: Northgate Goes to the Dogs (and Cats)

February, 1992

Northgate residents lived with conflicts over pets since the get-go and many complained of the owners’ capricious treatment of pet issues, including evicting people for having dogs.   Under their new ownership residents were included on the Board of Directors of Northgate Housing Inc. providing a way to address important quality-of-life issues – such as the seemingly simple issue of pet ownership. Residents formed a “Pet Committee” to tackle long standing issues.  They started with a pet survey, held hearings at the request of management, and took up concerns such as number of non-dog pets, the problem of stray cats, and whether residents wanted small dogs to be permitted, culminating in a resident-informed Pet Policy. For a time, the property even had a Pet Fund to provide loans for pet-related expenses.

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