515.03  UNLAWFUL HOUSING PRACTICES.
   (a)   No person or real estate agent shall:
      (1)    Discriminate against any person in the selling, leasing, subleasing, renting, assigning or otherwise transferring of any interest in a housing unit;
      (2)    Discriminate against any person by refusing to negotiate, by making false representations on the availability of the housing unit or by withdrawing from the market a housing unit which is for sale, lease, sublease or rental;
      (3)    Include in the terms, conditions or privileges of any sale, lease, sublease, rental, assignment or other transfer of any housing, any clause, condition or restriction discriminating against any person in the use or occupancy of such housing; or
      (4)    Discriminate in the furnishing of any facility, repair, improvement or service or in the terms, conditions, privileges or tenure of occupancy of any person.
   (b)   No lending institution shall:
      (1)    Discriminate in lending money, guaranteeing loans, accepting a deed of trust or mortgage or otherwise making available funds for the purchase, acquisition, construction, alteration, rehabilitation, repair or maintenance of any housing, or discriminate in the fixing of the rates, terms, conditions or provisions of any such financial assistance; or
      (2)    Discriminate in lending money, guaranteeing loans, accepting a deed of trust or mortgage or otherwise making funds available on the basis of geographic location.
   (c)   No person or real estate agent, with respect to any prohibited act specified in this chapter, shall publish or circulate, or cause to be published or circulated, any notice, statement, listing or advertisement, or announce a policy or make any record in connection with the prospective sale, lease, sublease, rental or financing of any housing which indicates reliance, determination or decision based on race, color, creed, sex, marital status, age, religious belief, national origin or handicap.
   (d)    No person or real estate agent shall assist in, compel or coerce the doing of any act declared to be an unlawful housing practice under this chapter or obstruct or prevent enforcement or compliance with any of the provisions of this chapter or attempt directly or indirectly to commit any act declared by this chapter to be an unlawful housing practice.
   (e)   No person or real estate agent shall:
      (1)   Induce or attempt to induce the sale, transfer of interest or listing for sale of any housing by making representations regarding the existing or potential proximity of real property owned, used or occupied by any person of any particular race, color, creed, religious belief, national origin or handicap by direct or indirect methods;
      (2)    Make any representation to a prospective purchaser or lessee that any housing in a particular block, neighborhood or area may undergo, is undergoing or has undergone a change with respect to racial, color, religious, nationality or ethnic composition;
      (3)    Induce or attempt to induce the sale or listing for sale of any housing by representing that the presence or anticipated presence of persons of any particular race, color, religious belief or national origin in the area will or may result in:
         A.    The lowering of property values;
         B.    A change in the racial, color, religious, nationality or ethnic composition of the block, neighborhood or area in which the property is located;
         C.    An increase in criminal or antisocial behavior in the area; or
         D.    A decline in quality of the school serving the area.
   (f)    No person or real estate agent shall cause, coerce or attempt to cause or coerce retaliation against any person because such person has lawfully opposed any act or failure to act that is a violation of this chapter, or has, in good faith, filed a complaint, testified, participated or assisted in any way in any proceeding under this chapter.
   (g)   No person or real estate agent shall deny any person access to or membership or participation in any multiple-listing service, real estate brokers' organization or other service, organization or facility relating to the business of selling or renting housing or discriminate against a person in the terms or conditions of such access, membership or participation.
   (h)   No person or real estate agent shall do any other thing or engage in conduct which would otherwise make unavailable equal housing opportunities.
(Ord. 79-15. Passed 6-12-79.)