Unless a dif­fer­ent mean­ing clear­ly appears from the con­text, the fol­low­ing terms shall have the mean­ing as described in this Sec­tion and as used in this Code:

(A) “Decent, San­i­tary, Health­ful Stan­dard Liv­ing Quar­ters”.  “Decent, san­i­tary, health­ful stan­dard liv­ing quar­ters” is hous­ing which is in sound, clean, and weath­er tight con­di­tion in con­for­mance with applic­a­ble local, state, and nation­al codes.

(B) “Dis­crim­i­nate”.  The terms “dis­crim­i­nate” or “dis­crim­i­na­tion” mean any dif­fer­ence expressed in any way toward a per­son or per­sons in the terms of the sale, exchange, lease, rental or financ­ing for hous­ing accom­mo­da­tion and/or real prop­er­ty in regard to such sale, exchange, rental, lease or finance because of race, col­or, reli­gion, nation­al ori­gin or ances­try, sex, creed, or dis­abil­i­ty of such person.

(C) “Finan­cial Insti­tu­tion”.  The term “finan­cial insti­tu­tion” means any per­son, insti­tu­tion or busi­ness enti­ty of any kind which loans mon­ey to per­sons and receives as secu­ri­ty for said loans a secured inter­est of any kind in the real prop­er­ty of the borrower.

(D) “Hous­ing Accom­mo­da­tion”.  The term “hous­ing accom­mo­da­tion” includes any build­ing, struc­ture, or por­tion there­of which is used or occu­pied, main­tained, arranged or designed to be used or occu­pied as a home, res­i­dence or sleep­ing place of one (1) or more human beings, or any real estate so used, designed or intend­ed for such use.

(E) “Own­er”.  An “own­er” means any person/persons who hold legal or equi­table title to, or own any ben­e­fi­cial inter­est in any real prop­er­ty or who hold legal or equi­table title to shares of, or hold any ben­e­fi­cial inter­est in any real estate coop­er­a­tive which owns any real prop­er­ty and/or hous­ing accommodations.

(F) “Real Estate Bro­ker”.  The term “real estate bro­ker” means any per­son, part­ner­ship, asso­ci­a­tion, cor­po­ra­tion and/or agent there­of, who for a fee or oth­er valu­able con­sid­er­a­tion offers, sells, pur­chas­es, exchanges or rents, or nego­ti­ates for the sale, pur­chase, exchange or rental of a hous­ing accom­mo­da­tion and/or real prop­er­ty of anoth­er, or col­lects rental for the use of hous­ing accom­mo­da­tion and/or real prop­er­ty of another.

(G) “Real Prop­er­ty”. The term “real prop­er­ty” means any real estate, vacant land, build­ing, struc­ture or hous­ing accom­mo­da­tions with­in the cor­po­rate lim­its of the County.