[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Danville 1-23-1981 by Ord. No. 290 (Ch. 78 of the 1975 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
Zoning — See Ch. 260.
No person, firm, corporation, partnership or other entity which receives or expects to receive pecuniary gain from the advertising, rental or sale of real property within the Borough of Danville shall:
Influence or attempt to influence any other person who purports or represents himself to be a prospective purchaser, occupant or tenant of real property to refrain from purchasing or renting real property by referring to race, sex, color, religion or national origin of occupants or prospective occupants of other real property in the neighborhood.
Influence or attempt to influence by any words, acts or failure to act any person to purports or represents himself to be a prospective seller, purchaser, occupant, landlord or tenant of real property, in connection with the sale or rental of real property, so as to promote or tend to promote the continuance or maintenance of racially segregated housing or so as to retard, obstruct or discourage tenancy of racially segregated housing or so to retard, obstruct or discourage racially integrated housing on or in any street, block or neighborhood.
Discriminate against any person who purports or represents himself to be a prospective seller, purchaser, occupant, landlord or tenant of real property by any influence, suggestion, act or failure to act, or accord any differential treatment among such persons in connection with the sale or rental of real property or in the furnishing of information, services or facilities relative thereto because of race, sex, color, religion or national origin of any person.
There is hereby created a Danville Borough Equal Housing Opportunity Committee consisting of:
All members of said Committee shall serve for the balance of the calendar year and shall be appointed thereafter for one-year terms on a calendar-year basis.
The Danville Borough Equal Housing Opportunity Committee shall:
Provide a means of communication and exchange of information between real estate brokers and salesmen doing business in Danville Borough, officials of the Borough, the Montour County Housing Authority and community organizations.
Confer and cooperate with real estate brokers and salesmen, public officials and such associations designed to eliminate any unfair, discriminatory or differential practices in connection with the advertising, sale or leasing of real estate.
If deemed necessary, periodically make studies, prepare and disseminate educational material and make recommendations to the local realtors, Montour County Housing Authority, Council and other groups to the methods of eliminating discriminating practices in connection with the advertising, sale or leasing of real estate in the Borough.
Receive, investigate and seek to adjust all complaints of discriminatory practices in connection with the advertising, sale or leasing of real estate and make recommendations to and assist the Montour County District Attorney in connection with any such violations.
Furnish the Council with an annual report of the Committee's activities, due no later than the 30th day of January of each year.
Any person who shall violate any provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be punishable by a fine of not more than $300 and costs of such proceedings or, upon default of payment of such fines and costs, by imprisonment in the county jail for a term of not more than 30 days. The continuation of such violation for each successive day shall constitute a separate offense, and the person or persons allowing or permitting the continuation of the violation may be punished as provided above for each separate offense.
This ordinance was enacted into law this 23rd day of January 1981, to be effective immediately.