Skip to code content (skip section selection)
The provisions of this chapter shall not apply to:
(A) Rooms in a temporary or permanent residence home run by a non-profit organization if the discrimination is by sex;
(B) The rental by an owner or occupier of a one-family accommodation in which he or she resides or a room or rooms in the accommodation to another person or persons if the discrimination is by sex, marital status, status with regard to public assistance or disability. Nothing in this chapter shall be construed to require any person or group of persons selling, renting or leasing property to modify the property in any way, to exercise a higher degree of care for a person having a disability than for a person that does not have a disability, nor shall this chapter be construed to relieve any person or persons of any obligations generally imposed on all persons regardless of any disability in a written lease, rental agreement or contract of purchase or sale or to forbid distinctions based upon the inability to fulfill the terms and conditions including financial obligations of the lease, agreement or contract; and
(C) Nothing in this chapter shall be construed to prohibit any program, service, facility or privilege afforded to a person with a disability which is intended to habilitate, rehabilitate or accommodate that person. It is a defense to a complaint or an action brought under this chapter that the person bringing the complaint or action suffers from a disability which in the circumstances poses a serious threat to the health or safety of the disabled person or others. The burden of proving this defense is on the respondent.
(Ord. 350, passed 5-29-1979)