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For the purpose of this chapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
AGGRIEVED PERSON. Includes any person who (I.C. 22-9.5-2-2):
(1) Claims to have been injured by a discriminatory housing practice; or
(2) Believes that such person will be injured by a discriminatory housing practice that is about to occur.
COMMISSION (I.C. 22-9.5-2-3). The Indiana Civil Rights Commission created pursuant to I.C. 22-9-1-4 et seq.
COMPLAINANT (I.C. 22-9.5-2-4). A person, including the Commission, who files a complaint under I.C. 22-9.5-6.
CONCILIATION. The attempted resolution of issues raised by a complaint or by the investigation of a complaint, through informal negotiations involving the aggrieved person, the respondent, and the Commission.
CONCILIATION AGREEMENT. A written agreement setting forth the resolution of the issues of conciliation.
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 one 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 one or more families (I.C. 22-9.5-2-8).
FAMILIAL STATUS. Under this chapter, a discriminatory act is committed because of familial status if the act is committed because the person who is the subject of discrimination is:
(2) Domiciled with an individual younger than 18 years of age in regard to whom the person:
(a) Is the parent or legal custodian;
(b) Has the written permission of the parent or legal custodian for domicile with that person; or
(c) In the process of obtaining legal custody of an individual younger than 18 years of age.
FAMILY. Includes a single individual (I.C. 22-9.5-2-9), with the status of such FAMILY being further defined in FAMILIAL STATUS in this section.
PERSON (I.C. 22-9.5-2-11). Includes one or more individuals, corporations, partnerships, associations, labor organizations, legal representatives, mutual companies, joint-stock companies, trusts, non-incorporated organizations, trustees, trustees in cases under Title 11 of the United States Code, receivers, fiduciaries, and limited liability companies.
(1) The person accused of a violation of this chapter in a complaint of discriminatory housing practice; or
(2) Any person identified as an additional or substitute respondent under I.C. 22-9.5-6-4 or an agent of an additional or substitute respondent.
TO RENT (I.C. 22-9.5-2-13). Includes to lease, to sublease, to let and otherwise to grant for a consideration the rights to occupy the premises owned by the occupant.
(Ord. 2014-10, passed 5-27-2014; Am. Ord. 2020-10, passed 5-12-2020)