As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have these meanings:
   (a)   "Real Estate Agent" includes any real estate broker, real estate salesman or an agent thereof, or any other person, partnership, association or corporation who for consideration sells, purchases, exchanges, rents, negotiates, offers or attempts to negotiate the sale, purchase, exchange or rental of real property or holds himself out as engaged in the business of selling, purchasing, exchanging, renting or otherwise transferring any interest in real property.
   (b)   "Board" means the Fair Housing Board created by this chapter.
   (c)   "Discrimination," "discriminating" or "discriminate" means to render any difference in treatment to any person in the sale, lease, rental or financing of a dwelling or housing unit because of a person's race, color, creed, sex, marital status, religious belief, national origin, age, handicap or familial status.
   (d)   "Housing" includes any building, facility or structure or portion thereof which is used or occupied or is intended, arranged or designed to be used or occupied as the home, residence or sleeping place of one or more persons, groups or families and any vacant land offered for sale or lease for the construction or location thereon of such building, facility or structure.
   (e)   "Lending institution" means any bank, insurance company, savings and loan association or any other person or organization regularly engaged in the business of lending money or guaranteeing loans.
   (f)   "Person" means one or more individuals, corporations, partnerships, associations, labor organizations, legal representative, mutual companies, joint stock companies, trusts, unincorporated organizations, trustees, trustees in bankruptcy, receivers and fiduciaries.
   (g)   "Landlord" means a person who is the owner, lessor or sublessor of housing, his agent or any person authorized by him to manage the premises or to receive rent from or through a tenant under a rental agreement.
   (h)   "Tenant" means a person entitled under a rental agreement to the use and occupancy of housing to the exclusion of others.
   (i)   "Handicap" means a medically diagnosable abnormal condition which is expected to continue for a considerable length of time, whether correctable or uncorrectable by good medical practice, which can reasonably be expected to limit the person's functional ability, including, but not limited to, seeing, hearing, thinking, ambulatory, climbing, descending, lifting, grasping, sitting, rising, any related function, or any limitation due to weakness and significantly decreased endurance, to that he/she can not perform his/her everyday routine living and working without significantly increased hardship and vulnerability to what are considered the everyday obstacles and hazards encountered by the handicapped.
   (j)   "Guide dog" means a dog or other animal that serves as a guide or leader for a blind person or as a listener for a deaf person or that provides support or assistance for a mobility impaired person, provided that such person can show proof by certificate or other means that the dog leading him/her, listening for him/her, or providing support or assistance for him/her has been trained for that purpose by a nonprofit special agency engaged in such work.
   (k)   "Blind" means either of the following:
      (1)   Vision twenty/two hundred or less in the better eye with proper correction; or
      (2)   Field defect in the better eye with proper correction which contracts the peripheral field so that the diameter of the visual field subtends an angle no greater than twenty degrees.
   (l)   "Mobility impaired person" means any person, regardless of age, who is subject to a physiological defect or deficiency regardless of its cause, nature or extent that renders the person unable to move about without the aid of crutches, a wheelchair or any other form of support, or that limits the person's functional ability to ambulate, climb, descend, sit, rise or to perform any related function.
   (m)   "Familial status" means one or more individuals, who have not attained the age of eighteen years, being domiciled with:
      (1)   A parent or another person having legal custody of such individual or individuals; or
      (2)   The designee of such parent or other person having such custody, with the written permission of such parent or other person.
      The protections afforded against discrimination on the basis of familial status shall apply to any person who is pregnant or is in the process of securing legal custody of any individual who has not attained the age of eighteen years.
      (Ord. 1990-110. Passed 4-30-90.)