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The definitions set forth in this section shall apply throughout this chapter.
AGGRIEVED PERSON. Any person who:
(1) Claims to have been injured by a discriminatory housing practice; or
(2) Believes that the person will be injured by a discriminatory housing practice that is about to occur. (See also I.C. 22-9.5-2-2)
COMMISSION. The Indiana Civil Rights Commission created pursuant to I.C. 22-9-1-4 et seq.
(See also I.C. 22-9.5-2-3)
COMPLAINANT. A person, including the Commission, who files a complaint under I.C. 22-9.5-6. (See also I.C. 22-9.5-2-4)
DWELLING. Any building, structure or part of a building or structure that is occupied as, or designed or intended for occupancy as, a residence by 1 or more families; or any vacant land which is offered for sale or lease for the construction or location of a building, structure or part of a building or structure that is occupied as, or designed or intended for occupancy as, a residence by 1 or more families. (See also I.C. 22-9.5-2-8)
FAMILIAL STATUS. One or more individuals who have not attained the age of 18 years being domiciled with a parent or another person having legal custody of the individual or the written permission of the 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 18 years.
FAMILY. Includes a single individual, with the status of such family being further defined in FAMILIAL STATUS above. (See also § 155.09 and I.C. 22-9.5-2-9)
(1) With respect to a person:
(a) A physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more of the person’s major life activities;
(b) A record of having such an impairment; or
(c) Being regarded as having such an impairment;
(d) An impairment described or defined pursuant to the federal Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990;
(e) Any other impairment defined under 910 IAC 2-3.
(2) The term HANDICAP shall not include current illegal use of or addiction to a controlled substance as defined in 21 U.S.C. § 802; nor does the term HANDICAP include an individual solely because that individual is a transvestite. (See also 910 IAC 2-3-2(14)).
PERSON. Includes 1 or more individuals, corporations, partnerships, associations, labor organizations, legal representatives, mutual companies, joint-stock companies, trusts, non-incorporated organizations, trustees, trustees in cases under U.S.C. Title 11, receivers and fiduciaries.
(See also I.C. 22-9.5-2-11)
TO RENT. To lease, to sublease, to let and otherwise to grant for a consideration the rights to occupy the premises not owned by the occupant. (See also I.C. 22-9.5-2-13)
(Ord. 2012-23, passed 2-19-2013; Am. Ord. 2014-34, passed 8-26-2014)