§ 98.04  UNLAWFUL HOUSING PRACTICES.
   It shall be an unlawful practice for a real estate owner or operator, a real estate broker, a real estate salesman, a financial institution, an employee of any of these, or any other person to:
   (A)   Refuse to sell, purchase, rent or lease, or otherwise deny to or withhold any housing accommodation from a person, or to evict a person because of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, familial status or national origin; or
   (B)   To discriminate against a person in the terms, conditions or privileges of the sale, purchase, rental or lease of any housing accommodation, or in the furnishing of facilities or services in connection therewith; or
   (C)   To refuse to receive or transmit a bona fide offer to sell, purchase, rent or lease any housing accommodation from or to a person because of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, age, disability, familial status or national origin; or
   (D)   To evict or refuse to negotiate for the sale, purchase, rental or lease of any housing accommodation to a person because of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, familial status or national origin; or
   (E)   To represent to a person that any housing accommodation is not available for inspection, sale, purchase, rental or lease when in fact it is so available, or to refuse to permit a person to inspect any housing accommodation, because of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, familial status or national origin when such dwelling is in fact available to persons who are financially qualified; or
   (F)   To make, publish, print, circulate, post or mail, or cause to be made, published, printed, circulated, posted or mailed, any notice, statement or advertisement, or to announce a policy, or to sign or to use a form of application for the sale, purchase, rental, lease or financing of any housing accommodation, or to make a record of inquiry in connection with the prospective sale, purchase, rental, lease or financing of any housing accommodation, which indicates any discrimination or any intent to discriminate; or
   (G)   To offer, solicit, accept or use a listing of any housing accommodation for sale, purchase, rental or leasing, knowing that a person may be subjected to discrimination in connection with such sale, purchase, rental or lease, or in the furnishing of facilities or services in connection therewith; or
   (H)   To induce or discourage, or to attempt to induce or discourage:
      (1)   The sale,
      (2)   The purchase,
      (3)   The rental,
      (4)   The lease, or
      (5)   The listing for divisions (A), (B), (C) or (D) above, of any housing accommodations in an area, by means of:
         (a)   Causing panic,
         (b)   Inciting unrest, or
         (c)   Creating or playing upon fear, by representing that the presence or anticipated presence in that area of persons of any particular race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, familial status or national origin, will or may result in:
            1.   The lowering of property values in the area;
            2.   The increase in criminal or antisocial behavior in the area;
            3.   A decline in the quality of the school serving the area; or
   (I)   For any bank, building and loan association, insurance company or other corporation, association, firm or enterprise whose business consists in whole or in part in the making of commercial real estate loans, to deny a loan or other financial assistance to a person applying therefor the purpose of purchasing, construction, improving, repairing or maintaining a dwelling, or to discriminate against him or her in the fixing of the amount, interest rate, duration, or other terms or conditions of such loans or other financial assistance, because of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, familial status or national origin of such person or of any person associated with him or her in connection with such loan or other financial assistance or the purposes of such loan or other financial assistance, or of the present or prospective owners, lessees, tenants, or occupants of the dwelling or dwelling in relation to which such loan or other financial assistance is to be made or given; or
   (J)   To deny any person, who is otherwise professionally qualified by state law, access to, or membership or participation in, any multiple listing service, real estate brokers’ organization, or other service, organization or facility relating to the business of selling or renting dwellings, or to discriminate against him or her in the terms or conditions of such access, membership or participation, on account of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, familial status or national origin.
(Ord. 18044, passed 10-9-18)