§ 97.04  DISCRIMINATION IN THE SALE OR RENTAL OF HOUSING.
   As made applicable by § 97.03 of this chapter and except as exempted by §§ 97.03(B) and 97.09 of this chapter, it shall be unlawful:
   (A)   To refuse to sell or rent after the making of a bona fide offer, or to refuse to negotiate for the sale or rental of, or otherwise make unavailable or deny, a dwelling to any person because of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin;
   (B)   To discriminate against any person in the terms, conditions or privileges of sale or rental of a dwelling or in the provision of services of facilities in connection therewith, because of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin;
   (C)   To make, print or publish, or cause to be made, printed or published any notice, statement or advertisement, with respect to the sale or rental of a dwelling that indicates any preference, limitation, or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention to make any such preference, limitation or discrimination;
   (D)   To represent to any person because of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin that any dwelling is not available for inspection, sale or rental when such dwelling is in fact so available;
   (E)   For profit, to induce or attempt to induce any person to sell or rent any dwelling by representations regarding the entry or perspective entry into the neighborhood of a person or persons of a particular race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin.
      (1)   To discriminate in the sale or rental, or to otherwise make unavailable or deny, a dwelling to any buyer or renter because of a handicap of:
         (a)   The buyer or renter;
         (b)   A person residing in or intending to reside in that dwelling after it is so sold, rented or made available; or
         (c)   Any person associated with that person.
      (2)   To discriminate against any person in the terms conditions, or privileges of sale or rental of a dwelling, or in the provision of services or facilities in connection with such dwelling, because of a handicap of:
         (a)   The person;
         (b)   A person residing in or intending to reside in that dwelling after it is so sold, rented or made available; or
         (c)   Any person associated with that person.
      (3)   For purposes of this division (E), DISCRIMINATION includes:
         (a)   A refusal to permit, at the expense of the handicapped person, reasonable modifications of existing premises occupied or to be occupied by such person if such modifications may be necessary to afford such person full enjoyment of the premises except that, in the case of a rental, the landlord may where it is reasonable to do so condition permission for a modification on the renter agreeing to restore the interior of the premises to the condition that existed before the modifications, reasonable wear and tear excepted;
         (b)   A refusal to make reasonable accommodations in rules, policies, practices or services when such accommodations may be necessary to afford such person equal opportunity to use and enjoy a dwelling; or
         (c)   In connection with the design and construction of covered multi-family dwellings for first occupancy after the date that is 30 months after 9-13-1998, a failure to design and construct those dwellings in such a manner that:
            1.   Public use and common use portions of such dwellings are readily accessible to and usable by handicapped persons;
            2.   All the doors designed to allow passage into and within all premises within such dwellings are sufficiently wide to allow passage by handicapped persons in wheelchairs; and
            3.   All premises within such dwellings contain the following features of adaptive design:
               a.   An accessible route into and through the dwelling;
               b.   Light, switches, electrical outlets, thermostats and other environmental controls in accessible locations;
               c.   Reinforcements in bathrooms such that an individual in a wheelchair can maneuver about the space; and
               d.   Compliance with the appropriate requirement Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and of the American National Standard for Buildings and Facilities providing accessibility an usability for physically handicapped people (commonly cited “ANSIA117.1”) suffices to satisfy the requirements hereof.
   (F)   Nothing in this section requires that a dwelling be made available to an individual whose tenancy would constitute a direct threat to the health of safety of other individuals of whose tenancy would result in substantial physical damage to the property of others.
(Ord. 2009-8, passed 8-25-2009)  Penalty, see § 97.99