§ 511.02  UNLAWFUL DISCRIMINATORY PRACTICES.
   It shall be an unlawful discriminatory practice for any person to:
   (A)   Refuse to sell, transfer, assign, rent, lease, sublease, finance, insure or otherwise deny or withhold housing accommodation from any person because of race, color, religion, sex, ancestry or national origin, disability or familial status of any prospective owner, occupant or user of such housing.
   (B)   Represent to any person that housing is not available for inspection when in fact it is so available.
   (C)   Refuse to lend money, whether or not secured by mortgage or otherwise, for the acquisition, construction, rehabilitation, repair or maintenance of housing, or otherwise withhold financing of housing from any person because of the race, color, religion, sex, ancestry or national origin, disability or familial status of any present or prospective owner, occupant, or user of such housing, provided such person, whether an individual, corporation, or association of any type lends money as one of the principal aspects of his or her business or incidental to his or her principal business and not only as a part of the purchase price of an owner-occupied residence he or she is selling not merely casually or occasionally to a relative or friend.
   (D)   Discriminate against any person in the terms or conditions of selling, transferring, assigning, renting, leasing, or subleasing any housing or in furnishing facilities, services, or privileges in connection with the ownership, occupancy, or use of any housing because of race, color, sex, religion, ancestry or national origin, disability or familial status of any present or prospective owner, occupant or user of such housing.
   (E)   Discriminate against any person in the terms or conditions of any loan of money, whether or not secured by mortgage or otherwise, for the acquisition, construction, rehabilitation, repair or maintenance of housing because of the race, color, sex, religion, ancestry or national origin, disability or familial status of any present or prospective owner, occupant or user of such housing.
   (F)   Print, publish, or circulate any statement or advertisement relating to the sale, transfer, assignment, rental, lease, insuring sublease or acquisition of any housing or the loan of money, whether or not secured by mortgage or otherwise, for the acquisition, construction, rehabilitation, repair, or maintenance of housing that indicates any preference, limitation, specification or discrimination based on race, color, sex, religion, ancestry or national origin, disability or familial status.
   (G)   Make any inquiry, elicit any information, make or keep any record, or use any form of application containing questions or entries concerning race, color, sex, religion, ancestry or national origin, disability or familial status in connection with the sale or lease of any housing or the loan of any money, whether or not secured by mortgage or otherwise, for the acquisition, construction, rehabilitation, repair or maintenance of housing.
   (H)   Include in any transfer, insurance policy, rental or lease of housing any restrictive covenant, or honor or exercise, or attempt to honor or exercise, any such restrictive covenant, provided that the prior inclusion of a restrictive covenant in the chain of title shall not be deemed a violation of this provision.
   (I)   Induce or solicit or attempt to induce or solicit a housing listing, sale or transaction by representing that a change has occurred or may occur with respect to the racial, religious, or ethnic composition of the block, neighborhood or area in which the property is located, or induce or solicit or attempt to induce or solicit such sale or listing by representing that the presence or anticipated presence of persons of any race, color, sex, religion, ancestry or national origin in the area will or may have results such as the following:
      (1)   The lowering of property values.
      (2)   A change in the racial, religious or ethnic composition of the block, neighborhood or area in which the property is located.
      (3)   An increase in criminal or antisocial behavior in the area.
      (4)   A decline in the quality of the schools serving the area.
   (J)   Deny any person access to or membership or participation in any multiple-listing service, real estate broker’s organization, or other service, organization or facility relating to the business of selling or renting housing accommodations, or to discrimination against him or her in the terms or conditions of such access, membership, or participation, on account of race, color, sex, religion, national origin or ancestry, disability or familial status.
   (K)   Coerce, intimidate, threaten or interfere with any person in the exercise or enjoyment of, or on account of his or her having exercised or enjoyed, or on account of his or her having aided or encouraged any other person in the exercise or enjoyment of, any right granted or protected by this chapter.
   (L)   Whether or not acting under color of law, by force or threat of force willfully injure, intimidate, or interfere with, or attempt to injure, intimidate or interfere with:
      (1)   Any person because of his or her race, color, sex, religion, national origin or ancestry, disability or familial status and because he or she is or has been selling, purchasing, renting, financing, insuring, occupying or contracting or negotiating for the sale, purchase, rental, financing or occupation of any dwelling, or applying for or participating in any service, organization or facility relating to business of selling or renting housing accommodations.
      (2)   Any person because he or she is or has been:
         (a)   Participating, without discrimination on account of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, or ancestry, in any of the activities, services, organizations or facilities described in division (L)(1) of this section.
         (b)   Affording another person or class of persons opportunity or protection to participate.
   (M)   Discourage or attempt to discourage the purchase by a prospective purchaser of housing by representing that any block, neighborhood or area has or might undergo a change with respect to the religious, racial or nationality composition of the block, neighborhood or area.
   (N)   Discriminate in any manner against any other person because he or she has opposed any unlawful practice defined in this chapter, or because he or she has made a charge, testified, or participated in any manner in any investigation, proceeding or bearing under this chapter.
   (O)   Aid, abet, incite, compel or coerce the doing of any act declared by this chapter to be an unlawful discriminatory practice, or to obstruct or prevent any person from complying with this chapter, or any order issued thereunder, or to attempt directly or indirectly to commit any act declared by this chapter to be an unlawful discriminatory practice.
   Nothing in this chapter shall bar any religious or denominational institution or organization, or any charitable or educational organization that is operated, supervised or controlled by or in connection with a religious organization, or any bona fide private or fraternal organization, from giving preference to persons of the same religion or denomination, or to members of such private or fraternal organization, or from making such selection as is calculated by such organization to promote the religious principles or the aims, purposes, or fraternal principles for which it is established or maintained.
(Ord. 1759, passed 2-27-73; Am. Ord. 4082, passed 4-25-78; Am. Ord. 7500, passed 4-28-98)  Penalty, see § 511.05