624.02  UNFAIR HOUSING PRACTICES.
   (a)   It is an unfair housing practice for an owner, real estate broker or real estate salesman, or any other person, to:
      (1)   Refuse to negotiate for a real estate transaction with a person because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status or physical handicap;
      (2)   Refuse to engage in a real estate transaction with a person because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status or physical handicap;
      (3)   Discriminate against a person in the terms, conditions or privileges of a real estate transaction, or in the furnishing of facilities or services in connection therewith, because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status or physical handicap;
      (4)   Refuse to receive from, or to fail to transmit to, a person, a bona fide offer to engage in a real estate transaction because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status or physical handicap;
      (5)   Represent to a person that real property is not available for inspection, sale, rental or lease when in fact it is so available, or fail to bring a property listing to his or her attention, or refuse to permit him or her to inspect real property, under reasonable conditions, because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status or physical handicap;
      (6)   Furnish or advertise, directly or indirectly, an intent to make a limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status or physical handicap;
      (7)   Use a form of application for a real estate transaction for the purpose of making a limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status or physical handicap;
      (8)   Make a record or inquiry, for the purpose of making a limitation or discrimination in connection with a prospective real estate transaction, which indicates the race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status or physical handicap of a person; or
      (9)   Offer, solicit, accept, use or retain a listing of real property with the understanding that a person may be discriminated against in a real estate transaction, or in the furnishing of facilities or services in connection therewith, with respect to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status or physical handicap.
   (b)   It is an unfair housing practice for a person to whom application is made for financial assistance in connection with a real estate transaction, or for the construction, rehabilitation, repair, maintenance or improvement of real property, or a representative of such a person, to:
      (1)   Discriminate against the application because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status or physical handicap; or
      (2)   Use a form of application for financial assistance, or make or keep a record or inquiry for the purpose of making a limitation or discrimination in connection with applications for financial assistance, which form, record or inquiry indicates, directly or indirectly, the race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status or physical handicap of the applicant.
   (c)   It is an unfair housing practice for a person, for the purpose of inducing a real estate transaction from which he or she may benefit financially, to:
      (1)   Initiate, instigate or participate in a series of representations, advertisements or contacts within a block, neighborhood or area, designed to promote real estate transactions in the block, neighborhood or area based on the implications, directly or indirectly, that changes have occurred or will or may occur in the composition, with respect to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status or physical handicap, of the owners or occupants in the block, neighborhood or area in which the real property is located, or that the changes will or may result in the lowering of property values, or an increase in criminal or antisocial behavior, or a decline in the quality of the schools, in the block, neighborhood or area in which the real property is located; or
      (2)   Solicit the sale or listing for sale of real property, by telephone, mail or personally, after the property owner has expressly requested the solicitor or the company he or she represents to cease such solicitation.
   (d)   It is an unfair housing practice to:
      (1)   Retaliate or discriminate against a person because he or she has opposed an unfair housing practice, or because he or she has made a charge, filed a complaint, testified, assisted or participated in an investigation, proceeding or hearing under this chapter;
      (2)   Coerce a person to engage in an unfair housing practice;
      (3)   Willfully interfere with the performance of a duty or the exercise of a power by the Human Relations Commission or one of its members or representatives under this chapter; or
      (4)   Willfully obstruct or prevent a person from complying with the provisions of this chapter or an order issued hereunder.
   (e)   Nothing in this chapter shall be deemed to prohibit an owner, lender or his or her agent from requiring that a person who seeks to buy, rent, lease or obtain financial assistance for housing accommodations supply information concerning his or her personal, family, financial and business status, but not concerning race, color, religion or national origin.
   (f)   The provisions of this chapter shall not apply to:
      (1)   The rental of a housing accommodation in a building that contains housing for not more than two families living independently of each other, if the owner or lessee or a member of his or her family resides in one of the accommodations;
      (2)   The rental of a room or rooms in a single dwelling by an individual if he or she or a member of his or her family resides therein;
      (3)   Any housing accommodation devoted entirely to the housing of individuals of one sex or one age grouping; or
      (4)   Any housing accommodation owned or leased by a religious organization for the housing or other use by members of that religious organization.
(Ord. 44.  Passed 5-4-76.)