SEC. 15-3-2  DEFINITIONS AS USED IN THIS CHAPTER.
   (a)   Dwelling. Any building, structure, or portion thereof which is occupied as, or designed for occupancy as, a residence by one or more families, and any vacant land which is offered for sale or lease for the construction thereof of any such buildings or structure.
   (b)   Family. One or more individuals, corporations, partnerships, associations, labor organizations, legal representatives, mutual companies, joint stock companies, trusts, unincorporated  organizations, trustees,  trustees  in  bankruptcy  and receivers.
   (c)   Real Property. Buildings, structures, lands, tenements, leaseholds, cooperatives and condominiums.
   (d)   Discrimination/Discriminatory Housing Practice. Any difference in treatment based upon race, color, religion, sex, sexual preference, ancestry, handicap, marital status, place of birth, familial status, or national origin; or any act that is unlawful under this Chapter.
   (e)   Person. Individuals, children, firms, associations, joint ventures, partnerships, estates, trusts, business trusts, syndicates, fiduciaries, corporations and all other groups or combinations.
   (f)   Owner. Lessee, sublessee, co-tenant, assignee, managing agent or other person having the right of ownership or possession, or the right to sell, rent or lease any housing accommodation.
   (g)   Financial Institution. Any person as defined herein, engaged in the business of lending money or guaranteeing loans.
   (h)   Real Estate Broker/Real Estate Salesman. Any individual qualified by law, who, for a fee, commission, salary or for other valuable consideration, or who with the intention or expectation of receiving or collecting same, lists, sells, purchases, rents or leases any housing accommodations, including options thereupon, or who negotiates or attempts to negotiate a loan, secured by a mortgage or other encumbrance, upon transfer of any housing accommodation; or who is engaged in the business of charging an advance fee or contracting for collection of a fee in connection with a contract whereby he undertakes to promote the sale, purchase, rental or lease of any housing accommodation through its listing in a publication issued primarily for such purpose; or an individual employed by or acting on behalf of any of these.
   (i)   Housing Accommodation/Dwelling. Any building, mobile home or trailer, structure, or portion thereof which is occupied as, or designed, or intended for occupancy as, a residence by one or more families, and any vacant land which is offered for sale or lease for the construction or location thereon of any real property, as defined herein, used or intended to be used for any of the purposes set forth in this Subsection.
   (j)   Mortgage Broker. An individual who is engaged in or who performs the business or services of a mortgage broker as defined by Wisconsin Statutes.
   (k)   Open Market. The market which is informed of the availability for sale, purchase, rental or lease of any housing accommodation, whether informed through a real estate broker or by advertising by publication, signs or by any other advertising methods directed to the public or any portion thereof, indicating that the property is available for sale, purchase, rental or lease.