For the purpose of this chapter, the following definitions shall apply, unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning:
   DISCRIMINATION, DISCRIMINATING or DISCRIMINATE. To render any differences in treatment to any person in the sale, lease, rental or financing of a dwelling or housing unit because of a person’s race, color, creed, sex, marital status, religious belief, national origin or handicap, age or familial status.
   FAMILIAL STATUS. One or more individuals (who have not attained the age of 18 years) being domiciled with:
      (1)   A parent or another person having legal custody of the individual or individuals;
      (2)   The designee of a parent or other persons having custody, with the written permission of the parent or other person.
      (3)   Any person who is pregnant, or is in the process of securing legal custody of any individual who has not attained the age of 18.
   HANDICAP. With respect to a person:
      (1)   A physical or mental impairment which substantially limits one or more of the person’s major life activities;
      (2)   A record of having an impairment, or;
      (3)   Being regarded as having an impairment, but this term does not include current, illegal use of, or addiction to a controlled substance, as defined in section 102 of the Controlled Substance Act, 21 USC 802.
   HOUSING. Any building, facility or structure or portion thereof which is used or occupied or is intended, arranged or designed to be used or occupied as the home, residence or sleeping place of one or more persons, groups or families, and any vacant land offered for sale or lease for the construction or location thereof of any building, facility or structure.
   LENDING INSTITUTION. Any bank, building and loan association, savings and loan association, insurance company or other persons whose business consists in whole or in part in the lending of money or guaranteeing of loans.
   PERSON. One or more individuals, corporations, partnerships, associations, firms or enterprises, labor organizations, legal representatives, mutual companies, joint stock companies, trusts, unincorporated organizations, trustees, trustees in bankruptcy, receivers and fiduciaries.
   REAL ESTATE AGENT. Any real estate broker, real estate salesperson or an agent thereof, or any other person, partnership, association or corporation who, for consideration, sells, purchases, exchanges, rents, negotiates, offers or attempts to negotiate the sale, purchase, exchange or rental of real property or holds himself or herself out as engaged in the business of selling, purchasing, exchanging, renting or otherwise transferring any interest in real property.
(‘97 Code, § 100.02) (Am. Ord. 6-94, passed 2-7-94)