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Chapter 29 Section 2

Section 29.02 DEFINITIONS

A.  HOUSING means any improved property which is used or occupied or intended, arranged or designed to be used or occupied as a home or residence.  “Housing” includes any vacant land that is offered for sale or rent for the construction of any building that is intended, arranged or designed to be used or occupied, as a home or residence.

B.  ACCOMODATION shall include any room, apartment, house, building or structure, any part of which is used for human habitation on a temporary or permanent basis.

C.  DISCRIMINATE, DISCRIMINATION, DISCRIMINATING shall mean to segregate separate, exclude or treat any person unequally only because of sex, race, color, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, marital status, status as a victim of domestic abuse, sexual assault, or stalking, lawful source of income, age, ancestry, disability or family status, and shall refer to any type of act or refusal to act prohibited by Section 29.03, but shall not include and shall exempt hereform, acts exempted or excluded by Section 29.04 under this article.

D.  FAMILY STATUS means any of the following conditions that apply to a person seeking to rent or purchase housing or to a member or prospective member of the person=s household regardless of the person=s marital status:

1.  A person is pregnant.

2.  A person is in the process of securing sole or joint legal custody, periods of physical placement or visitation rights of a minor child.

3.  A person’s household includes one or more minor adult relatives.

4.  A person’s household includes one or more adults or minor children in his or her legal custody or physical placement or with whom he or she has visitation rights.

5.  A person’s household includes one or more adults or minor children placed in his or her care under a court order, under a guardianship or with the written permission of a parent or other person having legal custody of the adult or minor child.

E.  PERSON shall include any individual, partnership, labor or other association, corporation, legal representative, receiver, trustee, trustee in bankruptcy or other fiduciary, or the lessee, proprietor, manager, employee or any other agent of any such person.

F.  OWNER-OCCUPIED DWELLING shall mean a building used for human habitation in which the owner thereof maintains his permanent living quarters.

G.  DWELLING UNIT shall mean that portion of a residential dwelling or building which is used or intended to be used as a residence by one person or by 2 or more persons who are maintaining a common household, to the exclusion of all others.