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Having trouble finding affordable housing because of your pet? The Salt Lake Tribune wants to hear from you.

For Utahns navigating a housing market with rising costs, having a pet can make the process even more difficult.

(Leah Hogsten | The Salt Lake Tribune) A woman walks her dog in a Salt Lake City neighborhood in October 2020. Utahns struggling to find affordable housing in Utah may find it even harder if they have pets.

Many Utahns have struggled to find affordable housing because of financial stresses from the COVID-19 pandemic and exorbitant home prices. Looking for a rental with a dog or cat as part of the family can be even more difficult — prospective renters might be turned away from units that aren’t pet friendly, or may face significant application fees and deposit requirements.

As part of its reporting on housing in Utah, The Salt Lake Tribune would like to hear about the challenges you’ve encountered while applying for a lease because of your pet.

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