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A person may not discriminate in the sale or rental or 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 the dwelling after the dwelling is sold, rented, or made available; or
(C) (1) Any person associated with the buyer or renter.
(2) A person may not 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 the dwelling because of a handicap of:
(a) The person;
(b) A person residing in or intending to reside in the dwelling after the dwelling is sold, rented or made available; or
(c) Any person associated with the person.
(3) For the purpose of this division only, DISCRIMINATION includes the following:
(a) A refusal to permit, at the expense of the handicapped person, reasonable modifications of existing premises occupied or to be occupied by the person if the modifications may be necessary to afford the person full enjoyment of the premises.
(b) A refusal to make reasonable accommodations in rules, policies, practices, or services, when the accommodations may be necessary to afford the person equal opportunity to use and enjoy a dwelling.
(c) In connection with the design and construction of covered multifamily dwellings for first occupancy after March 13, 1991, a failure to design and construct those dwellings in a manner that:
1. The public use and common use parts of the dwellings are readily accessible to and usable by handicapped persons;
2. All the doors are designed to allow passage into and within all premises within the dwellings and are sufficiently wide to allow passage by handicapped persons in wheelchairs; and
3. All premises within the 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 bathroom walls to allow later installations of grab bars; and
d. Usable kitchens and bathrooms so that an individual in a wheelchair can maneuver about the space.
4. As used in division (C)(3) of this section, COVERED MULTIFAMILY DWELLINGS means:
a. Buildings consisting of four or more units if the buildings have one or more elevators; and
b. Ground floor units in other buildings consisting of four or more units.
5. Compliance with the rules of the fire prevention and building safety Commission that incorporate by reference the appropriate requirements of the American National Standard for buildings and facilities providing accessibility and usability for physically handicapped people (ANSI A117.1) satisfies the requirements of division (C)(3)(c)3. of this section.
6. This section does not require that a dwelling be made available to an individual whose tenancy would result in substantial physical damage to the property of others.
(Ord. G-33-92, passed 7-15-92)