§ 62-26. Definitions.  

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  • The following words, terms and phrases, when used in this article, shall have the meanings ascribed to them in this section, except where the context clearly indicates a different meaning:

    Age means the calendar age of an individual 18 years of age or over.

    Creed means any set of principles, rules, opinions and precepts formally expressed and seriously adhered to or maintained by a person.

    Discriminatory housing practice means an act that is unlawful under sections 62-31, 62-32 or 62-33.

    Dwelling means any building, structure or portion thereof which is occupied as or designed and intended for occupancy as a residence by one or more families or any vacant land which is offered for sale or lease for the construction or location thereon of any such building, structure or portion thereof.

    Family includes a single individual or a group of individuals living together under one common roof.

    Major life activities means functions such as but not limited to caring for one's self, performing manual tasks, walking, seeing, hearing, speaking, breathing, learning and working.

    Marital status means an individual's status as a single, married, divorced, widowed or separated person.

    Parenthood means a person's status as a parent or legal guardian of a child under the age of 18.

    Physical or mental disability means any physical or mental impairment which substantially limits one or more major life activities.

    Physical or mental impairment includes any:


    Physiological disorder or condition, cosmetic disfigurement or anatomical loss affecting one or more of the following body systems: neurological; musculoskeletal; special sense organs; respiratory, including speech organs; cardiovascular; reproductive; digestive; genitourinary; hemic and lymphatic; skin; and endocrine; or


    Mental or psychological disorder, such as mental retardation, organic brain syndrome, emotional or mental illness and specific learning disabilities.

    Senior adult means a person 55 years of age or older.

    To rent includes to lease, to sublease, to let and otherwise to grant for a consideration the right to occupy premises not owned by the occupant.

(Code 1968, § 11¼-1; Ord. No. O-22-93, § 1, 7-26-93)

Cross reference

Definitions generally, § 1-2.