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As used in this chapter:
(a) "Board" means the Fair Housing Board established by this chapter.
(b) "Discrimination", "discriminating" or "discriminate" means to render any difference in treatment to any person in the sale, lease, rental or financing of a dwelling or housing unit because of the person's race, color, creed, sex, familial status, religious belief, national origin or handicap.
(c) "Familial status" means one or more individuals (who have not attained the age of eighteen 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 eighteen years.
(d) "Family" includes a single individual.
(e) "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 the current, illegal use of or addiction to a controlled substance (as defined in 21 U.S.C. 802).
(f) "Housing" includes any building, facility or structure or portion thereof which is used or occupied, or is intended, arranged or designed to be used or occupied, as the home, residence or sleeping place of one or more persons, groups or families, and any vacant land offered for sale or lease for the construction or location of such building, facility or structure.
(g) "Lending institution" means any bank, building and loan association, savings and loan association, insurance company or other person whose business consists, in whole or in part, in the lending of money or guaranteeing loans.
(h) "Person" means one or more individuals, corporations, partnerships, associations, firms, enterprises, labor organizations, legal representatives, mutual companies, joint stock companies, trusts, unincorporated organizations, trustees, trustees in bankruptcy, receivers and fiduciaries.
(i) "Real estate agent" includes any real estate broker, real estate salesperson or an agent thereof or any other person, partnership, association or corporation who or which, for consideration, sells, purchases, exchanges or rents real property, or negotiates or offers or attempts to negotiate the sale, purchase, exchange or rental of real property, or holds himself or herself out as engaged in the business of selling, purchasing, exchanging, renting or otherwise transferring any interest in real property.
(Ord. 96-98. Passed 5-6-96.)