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It shall be unlawful to:
A. Discriminatory Terms: Discriminate against any person in the terms, conditions, or privileges of sale or rental of a dwelling, or in the provision of services or facilities in connection therewith, on the basis of any protected class.
B. Refusal To Negotiate, Deal, Sell Or Rent: Refuse to sell or rent, after the making of a bona fide offer, or to refuse to negotiate for the sale or rental of, or otherwise make unavailable or deny, a dwelling to any person on the basis of any protected class.
C. Withholding Dwellings: Represent to any person on the basis of any protected class that any dwelling is not available for inspection, sale, or rental when such dwelling is in fact so available.
D. Advertisement, Signs, Notices: Make, print, circulate, or publish, or cause to be made, printed or published, any written or oral notice, statement, or advertisement, with respect to the sale or rental of a dwelling that indicates any preference, limitation, or discrimination on the basis of any protected class or an intention to make such preference, limitation, or discrimination.
Discriminatory notices, statements, and advertisements shall not be used to discourage marketing housing availability to groups underrepresented in the community or to limit a competitive housing market or free housing choice in the community and shall include, but not be limited to:
1. Using words, phrases, photographs, illustrations, symbols or forms which convey that dwellings are available or not available to a particular group of persons on the basis of any protected class.
2. Expressing to agents, brokers, employees, prospective sellers or renters or any other persons a preference for or limitation on any purchaser or renter on the basis of any protected class of such persons.
3. Selecting media or locations for advertising the sale or rental of dwellings which deny particular segments of the housing market information about housing opportunities on the basis of protected class of such persons.
4. Refusing to publish advertising for the sale or rental of dwellings or requiring different charges or terms for such advertising on the basis of protected class.
E. Lending And Lending Terms: Discriminate in connection with borrowing or lending money, guaranteeing loans, accepting mortgages, or otherwise financing a real estate transaction on the basis of protected class of such person.
Discriminate by denying, or delaying the processing of, a loan or other financial assistance to a person applying therefor, the purpose of purchasing, constructing, improving, repairing or maintaining real estate, or discriminate in the fixing of the amount, interest rate, duration, other terms and conditions of such loan or other financial assistance.
F. Qualification Criteria: Use different qualification criteria or applications, or sale or rental standards or procedures, such as income standards, application requirements, application fees, credit analysis or sale or rental approval procedures or other requirements, on the basis of protected class of such person.
G. Appraising/Insurance: Discriminate in appraising the value or real estate or in the sale of insurance in connection with a real estate transaction on the basis of protected class of the person.
H. Varying Rents/Sale Price: Impose different sales prices or rental charges for the sale or rental of a dwelling upon any person on the basis of protected class.
I. Eviction: Evict tenants on the basis of protected class of such person or of his or her guests.
J. Panic Peddling: For profit, induce or attempt to induce a person to sell or rent a dwelling by representation regarding the entry or prospective entry into the neighborhood of a person or persons of any particular protected class.
Prohibited actions under this Section include, but are not limited to:
1. Engaging for profit in conduct (including uninvited real estate solicitations) which conveys to a person that a neighborhood has undergone, is undergoing, or is about to undergo a change in the race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, familial status of persons residing in it, in order to encourage persons to offer a dwelling for sale or rental.
2. Encouraging for profit, any person to sell or rent a dwelling through assertions that the entry or prospective entry of person of any particular protected class can or will result in undesirable consequences for the project, neighborhood or community, such as lowering or decreasing appreciation of property values, an increase in criminal or antisocial behavior, or a decline in the quality of schools or other services or facilities.
K. Listings: Enter into a listing agreement which discriminates against any person because of protected class of such person.
L. Discrimination In Membership Or Services: Deny any person access to or membership or participation in any multiple- listing service, real estate brokers' organization, or facility relating to the business of selling or renting dwellings or to discriminate against any such access, membership or participation on account of any protected class.
M. Steering: Restrict or attempt to restrict, because of protected class, the choices of a person by words or acts in connection with buying or renting a dwelling so as to perpetuate, or tend to perpetuate, segregated housing patterns, or to discourage or obstruct housing choice.
Prohibited actions under this subsection, which are generally referred to as unlawful steering practices, include, but are not limited to, the following:
1. Discouraging any person from inspecting, purchasing or renting a dwelling because of protected class in a community, neighborhood or development, so as to perpetuate, or tend to perpetuate, segregated housing patterns, or to discourage or obstruct housing choice.
2. Discouraging the purchase or rental of a dwelling because of protected class by exaggerating drawbacks or minimizing or failing to inform any person of desirable features of a dwelling or of a community, neighborhood or development, so as to perpetuate, or tend to perpetuate, segregated housing patterns, or to discourage or obstruct housing choice.
3. Communicating to any prospective purchaser or tenant that he or she would not be comfortable or compatible with existing residents of a community, neighborhood or development because of protected class so as to perpetuate, or tend to perpetuate, segregated housing patterns, or to discourage or obstruct housing choice.
4. Assigning any person to a particular section of a community, neighborhood or development, or to a particular floor of a building, because of protected class, so as to perpetuate, or tend to perpetuate, segregated housing patterns, or to discourage or obstruct housing choice.
5. Failing to inform any person of available housing opportunities in a particular section of a community, neighborhood or development, or in a particular building or particular floor of a building, because of protected class, so as to perpetuate, or tend to perpetuate, segregated housing patterns, or to discourage or obstruct housing choice.
N. Participation: Act or undertake to act as a real estate broker, salesperson, or agent with respect to any dwelling, the disposition of which requires said person to participate in discrimination.
O. Restrictions: Perform any act of discrimination with the intention or effect of restricting or limiting the housing or financing choice of any person.
P. Aid And Abetting: Aid or abet acts performed in violation of this Chapter.
Q. Interference, Coercion, Or Intimidation: Coerce, intimidate, threaten or interfere with any person in the exercise or enjoyment of, or on account of his or her having aided or encouraged any other person in the exercise or enjoyment of, any right granted or protected by this Chapter.
R. Solicitation: Solicit any owner to sell or rent or list residential property at any time after such person has notice that such owner does not desire to sell, rent, or list such residential property. For the purposes of this subsection, notice must be provided as follows:
1. The notice may be given by the owner personally or by a third party in the owner's name, either in the form of an individual notice of a list, provided it complies with subsection R2 of this Section.
2. Such notice shall be explicit as to whether each owner on the notice seeks to avoid both solicitation for listing and sale, or only for listing, or only for sale, as well as the period of time for which any avoidance is desired. The notice shall be dated and either of the following shall apply:
a. Each owner shall have signed the notice; or
b. The person or entity preparing the notice shall provide an accompanying affidavit to the effect that all the names on the notice are, in fact, genuine as to the identity of the persons listed and that such person have requested not to be solicited as indicated.
3. The Village Clerk shall publish and make available, without charge, appropriate forms which may be executed by any owner or occupant of a dwelling to provide such notice. The Clerk shall prepare a list of the names and addresses of such owners and occupants and shall update such list no less than annually during the month of January and shall publish the same as follows:
a. By maintaining a copy of said list in the office of the Village Clerk and making it available for inspection.
b. By furnishing a copy of said list annually to every real estate firm belonging to the local multiple-listing service.
c. By furnishing a copy of said list upon request and payment of reproduction costs to any person having an interest in the sale or rental of any dwelling in the Village. (Ord. 92-10, 4-6-1992)