§ 93.04  SALE OR RENTAL OF HOUSING.
   As made applicable by § 93.03 above, and except as exempted by § 93.03(B) above and § 93.09 below, it shall be unlawful:
   (A)   To refuse to sell or rent after the making of a bona fide offer, or to refuse to negotiate for the sale or rental of, or otherwise make unavailable or deny, a dwelling to any person because of race, color, religion, sex, familial status, HIV-positive status or national origin;
   (B)   To 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 therewith, because of race, color, religion, sex, familial status, HIV-positive status or national origin;
   (C)   To make, print or publish, or cause to be made, printed or published any notice, statement or advertisement, with respect to the sale or rental of a dwelling that indicates any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, disability, familial status, HIV-positive status or national origin, or an intention to make any such preference, limitation or discrimination;
   (D)   To represent to any person because of race, color, religion, sex, disability, familial status, HIV-positive status or national origin that any dwelling is not available for inspection, sale or rental when the dwelling is in fact so available;
   (E)   For profit, to induce or attempt to induce any person to sell or rent any dwelling by representations regarding the entry or perspective entry into the neighborhood of a person or persons of a particular race, color, religion, sex, disability, familial status, HIV-positive status or national origin; and
   (F)   (1)   To discriminate in the sale or rental, or to otherwise make unavailable or deny, a dwelling to any buyer or renter because of a disability of:
         (a)   That buyer or renter;
         (b)   A person residing in or intending to reside in that dwelling after it is so sold, rented or made available; or
         (c)   Any person associated with that person.
      (2)   To 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 disability of:
         (a)   That person;
         (b)   A person residing in or intending to reside in that dwelling after it is so sold, rented or made available; or
         (c)   Any person associated with that person.
      (3)   For purposes of this section, DISCRIMINATION includes:
         (a)   A refusal to permit, at the expense of the disabled person, reasonable modifications of existing premises occupied or to be occupied by that person if the modifications may be necessary to afford the person full enjoyment of the premises except that, in the case of a rental, the landlord may where it is reasonable to do so condition permission for a modification on the renter agreeing to restore the interior of the premises to the condition that existed before the modification, reasonable wear and tear excepted;
         (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; or
         (c)   In connection with the design and construction of covered multi-family dwellings for first occupancy after the date that is 30 months after September 13, 1988, a failure to design and construct those dwellings in such a manner that:
            1.   The public use and common use portions of the dwellings are readily accessible to and usable by disabled persons;
            2.   All the doors designed to allow passage into and within all premises within the dwellings are sufficiently wide to allow passage by disabled 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 installation of grab bars; and
               d.   Usable kitchens and bathrooms such that an individual in a wheelchair can maneuver about the space.
      (4)   Compliance with the appropriate requirements of the American National Standard for buildings and facilities providing accessibility and usability for physically disabled people (commonly cited as "ANSI A 117.1") suffices to satisfy the requirements of division (F)(3)(c)1 above.
      (5)   Nothing in this section requires that a dwelling be made available to an individual whose tenancy would constitute a direct threat to the health or safety of other individuals of whose tenancy would result in substantial physical damage to the property of others.
(1998 Code, § 6-15)  (Ord. 559, passed 12-18-1995)  Penalty, see § 10.99