As used in this chapter, the words and phrases set forth in this section shall have the meaning here given.
   (a)   “Discriminate” includes “separate” and “segregate” and means any distinction or difference in treatment based on the race, color, religion, sex, familial status, handicap, or national origin of a person.
   (b)   “Unlawful discriminatory practice” means an act prohibited in this chapter.
   (c)   “Housing” and “housing accommodations” means any building, structure, or portion thereof which is occupied as or designed or intended for accommodations as a residence for one or more families, and any vacant land which is offered for sale or lease for the construction or location thereon of any such building, structure or portion thereof.
   (d)   “Restrictive covenant” means any specification limiting the transfer, rental, lease or other use of any housing, because of race, color, religion, sex, familial status, handicap, national origin or ancestry, or any limitation upon affiliation with or approval by any person, directly or indirectly, employing race, color, religion, sex, familial status, handicap, national origin or ancestry as a condition of affiliation or approval.
   (e)   “Person” includes one or more individuals, corporations, partnerships, associations, labor organizations, legal representatives, mutual companies, joint stock companies, trusts, unincorporated organizations, trustees, trustees in bankruptcy, receivers, and fiduciaries. The term “person” as applied to partnerships or other associations includes their members and as applied to corporations includes their officers.
   (f)   “To rent” includes to lease, to sublease, to let and otherwise to grant for a consideration the right to occupy housing accommodations.
   (g)   “Family” includes a single individual.
   (h)   “Board” means the Fair Housing Board established by Section 1373.03.
   (i)   “Respondent” means a person against whom a complaint is filed before the Board.
   (j)   “Complainant” means the person filing charges with the Board.
   (k)   “Familial status” means one or more individuals (who have not attained the age of 18 years) being domiciled with:
      (1)   A parent or another person having legal custody of such individual or individuals; or
      (2)   The designee of such parent or other person having such custody, with the written permission of such 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.
   (l)   “Handicap” means with respect to a person:
      (1)   A physical or mental impairment which substantially limits one or more of such person’s major life activities;
      (2)   A record of having such an impairment; or
      (3)   Being regarded as having such an impairment;
but such term does not include current, illegal use of or addiction to a controlled substance (as defined in Section 102 of the Controlled Substances Act (21 U.S.C. 802)).
      (Ord. 103-95. Passed 7-24-95.)