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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 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 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” means 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, age 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 of such building, facility or structure.
(e) “Lending institution” means any bank, insurance company, savings and loan association or any other person or organization regularly engaged in the business of lending money or guaranteeing loans.
(f) “Person” means one or more individuals, corporations, partnerships, associations, labor organizations, legal representatives, mutual companies, joint stock companies, trust, unincorporated organizations, trustees, trustees in bankruptcy, receivers and fiduciaries.
(g) “Minority” includes American Indians, Spanish Americans, Blacks, Orientals and Aleuts. (Ord. 1158. Passed 10-9-79.)