(a)   Nothing in this chapter shall require an order to offer property to the public at large before selling, renting or leasing it, nor shall this chapter be deemed to prohibit owners from giving preference to prospective tenants, lessees or buyers for any reason other than religion, race, color, sex, national origin or ancestry.
   (b)   Nothing in this chapter shall require an order to offer property for sale, lease or rental to any person if the owner has any reason to believe that such person is not negotiating for the purchase, rental or lease of such property in good faith.
   (c)   Nothing in this chapter shall bar any religious or denominational institution or organization, or any organization operated for charitable or educational purposes, which is operated, supervised or controlled by or in connection with a religious organization, from limiting admission to or giving preference to persons of the same religion or denomination with regard to occupancy, lease, sale or purchase of housing, or from making such selection as is calculated by such organization to promote the religious principles for which it is established or maintained. This chapter shall not apply to the rental of any rooms or units in dwellings containing living quarters occupied or intended to be occupied by no more than four families living independently of each other, if the owner actually maintains and occupies one of such living quarters as his or her residence. 
(Ord. 59-74.  Passed 7-15-74.)