§ 96.04  DISCRIMINATION IN THE SALE OR RENTAL OF HOUSING.
   (A)   As made applicable by § 96.03 and except as exempted by §§ 96.03(B) and 96.08, it shall be unlawful:
      (1)   To refuse to sell or rent after the making of 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, disability, familial status or national origin.
      (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 therewith, because of race, color, religion, sex, disability, familial status or national origin.
      (3)   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 or national origin, or an intention to make any such preference, limitation, or discrimination.
      (4)   To represent to any person because of race, color, religion, sex, disability, familial status or national origin that any dwelling is not available for inspection, sale, or rental when such dwelling is in fact so available.
      (5)   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 or national origin.
      (6)   To discriminate in the sale or rental, or to otherwise make available or deny, a dwelling to any buyer or renter because of a disability of that buyer or renter; a person residing in or intending to reside in that dwelling after it is so sold, rented, or made available; or any person associated with that person.
      (7)   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 such dwelling, because of a disability of that person; or a person residing in or intending to reside in that dwelling after it is so sold, rented, or made available; or any person associated with that person.
   (B)   For purposes of divisions (A)(6) and (A)(7) above, discrimination includes:
      (1)   A refusal to permit, at the expense of the disabled person, reasonable modifications of existing premises occupied or to be occupied by such person if such modifications may be necessary to afford such 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;
      (2)   A refusal to make reasonable accommodations in rules, policies, practices, or services, when such accommodations may be necessary to afford such person equal opportunity to use and enjoy a dwelling; or
      (3)   A failure to design and construct covered multi-family dwellings in such a manner that the public use and common use portions of such dwellings are readily accessible to and usable by disabled persons; all the doors designed to allow passage into and within all premises within such dwellings are sufficiently wide to allow passage by disabled persons in wheelchairs; and all premises within such dwellings contain the following features of adaptive design (commonly cited as “ANSI A117.1”): an accessible route into and through the dwelling; light, switches, electrical outlets, thermostats, and other environmental controls in accessible locations; reinforcements in bathroom walls to allow later installation of grab bars; and usable kitchens and bathrooms such that an individual in a wheelchair can maneuver about the space.
   (C)   Nothing in division (B) 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.
(Ord. 07-02-03, passed 7-2-03)