516.03  PROHIBITED ACTS OF DISCRIMINATION RELATING TO HOUSING AND REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS.
   With regard to housing and real estate transactions, it shall be unlawful to engage in any of the following acts wholly or partially for a discriminatory reason:
   (a)   To discriminate by impeding, delaying, discouraging or otherwise limiting or restricting any transaction in real estate;
   (b)   To discriminate by imposing different terms on a real estate transaction;
   (c)   To represent falsely that an interest in real estate is not available for transaction;
   (d)   To include in the terms or conditions of a real estate transaction any discriminatory clause, condition or restriction;
   (e)   To discriminate in performing, or refusing to perform, any act necessary to determine an individual's financial ability to engage in a real estate transaction;
   (f)   For a property manager to discriminate by refusing to provide equal treatment of, or services to, occupants of any real estate which he or she manages;
   (g)   To make, print or publish, or cause to be made, printed or published any discriminatory notice, statement, or advertisement with respect to a real estate transaction or proposed real estate transaction, or financing relating thereto. This subsection shall not be construed to prohibit advertising directed to physically disabled persons or persons over the age of 55 for the purpose of calling to their attention the existence or absence of housing accommodations or services for the physically disabled or elderly;
   (h)   To discriminate in any financial transaction involving real estate, on account of the location of the real estate be it residential or non-residential ("red-lining”);
   (i)   For a real estate operator, a real estate broker, a real estate salesperson, a financial institution, an employee of any of these, or any other person, for the purposes of inducing a real estate transaction from which such person may benefit financially to represent that a change has occurred or will or may occur in the composition with respect to age, race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, marital status, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or physical characteristic of the owners or occupants in the block, neighborhood or area in which the real property is located or to represent that this change will or may result in the lowering of property values, an increase in criminal or antisocial behavior, or a decline in the quality of schools in the block, neighborhood or area in which the real property is located ("block- busting");
   (j)   Notwithstanding the provisions of subsections (a) through (h), it shall not be an unlawful discriminatory practice for an owner to limit occupancy on the basis of a person's low- income, age over 55 years or disability status in accordance with federal or state law;
   (k)   Notwithstanding the provisions of subsections (a) through (h), it shall not be an unlawful discriminatory practice for an owner, lessor or renter to refuse to rent, lease or sublease a portion of a single family dwelling unit to a person as a tenant, roomer or boarder where it is anticipated that the owner, lessor or renter will be occupying any portion of the single- family dwelling or to refuse to rent, lease or sublease where it is anticipated that the owner, lessor or renter will be sharing either a kitchen or a bathroom with the tenant, roomer or boarder.
      (Ord. 1-16.  Passed 6-20-2016.)