555.01  DEFINITIONS.
   As used in this chapter the following terms shall have these meanings:
   (a)   “Real estate agent”  includes any real estate broker, real estate salesman or an agent thereof, or any 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 out as engaged in the business of selling, purchasing, exchanging, renting or otherwise transferring any interest in real property.
   (b)   “Board”  means the Fair Housing Board created by this chapter.
   (c)   “Discrimination”, “discriminating” or “discriminate” mean to render any difference 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.
   (d)   “Housing”  includes 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 such building, facility or structure.
   (e)   “Lending institution” means 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 loans.
   (f)    "Person" means 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.
      (Ord. 77-7003. Passed 7-14-77.)