618.01  DECLARATION OF POLICY.
   (a)   In furthering the policy of the State of Illinois as expressed in its Constitution and other laws, in order that the safety and general welfare, peace and health of all the inhabitants of the City may be ensured, it is hereby declared the policy of the City of Christopher, Illinois, to assure equal opportunity to all residents, regardless of race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, creed or physical or mental handicap to live in decent, sanitary, healthful, standard living quarters.
   (b)   It is the policy of the City that no owner, lessee, sub-lessee, assignee, managing agent or other person, firm or corporation having the right to sell, rent, lease (or otherwise control) any housing accommodation and/or real property within the City, or any agent of these, shall refuse to sell, rent, lease, or otherwise deny to or withhold from any person or group of persons such housing accommodations and/or real property because of the race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, creed or physical or mental handicap of such person or persons, or discriminate against any person or persons because of race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, creed, or physical or mental handicap in the conditions, terms, or privileges of the sale, rental or lease of any housing accommodations and/or real property or in the furnishing of facilities and/or services in connection therewith.
   (c)   Relocation shall be carried out in a manner that will promote maximum choice within the community's total housing supply, lessen racial, ethnic and economic concentrations and facilitate desegregation and racially inclusive patterns of occupancy and use of public and private facilities.
(Ord. 734.  Passed 2-15-99.)