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(a) The existence of any unlawful discriminatory housing practice as defined by this Fair Housing Code and the commission of any act constituting the same is hereby declared to be a public nuisance, and any person injured or aggrieved thereby may enforce the provisions of this chapter, and seek remedial relief by filing a civil action in a court of competent jurisdiction requesting injunctive relief, damages, including actual damages, punitive damages and attorney fees, or other appropriate remedy. Such civil action shall be commenced within one (1) year after the alleged discriminatory housing practice occurred.
(b) If the court finds that an unlawful discriminatory housing practice has occurred or is about to occur, the court may enjoin the respondent from engaging in such practice or order such affirmative action as may be appropriate, which relief may include a permanent or temporary injunction, temporary restraining order or other order; and may also order and award judgment for appropriate compensatory and/or punitive damages.
(Ord. 12-2020. Passed 2-3-20.)