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§ 4600 Short title 6
§ 4601 Declaration of purpose and construction 6
§ 4602 Definitions 6
§ 4603 Discrimination in sale or rental of housing and other prohibited … 6
§ 4603A Discrimination in sale or rental of housing and other prohibited … 6
§ 4604 Discrimination in residential real estate-related transactions 6
§ 4605 Discrimination in provision of brokerage services 6
§ 4606 Aiding discriminatory practices 6
§ 4607 Exemptions in certain situations 6
§ 4608 Administration 6
§ 4609 Education and conciliation 6
§ 4610 Administrative enforcement; preliminary matters 6
§ 4611 Subpoenas; giving of evidence 6
§ 4612 Enforcement by Commission 6
§ 4613 Enforcement by private persons 6
§ 4614 Enforcement by the Attorney General 6
§ 4615 Fees, costs and expenses for respondent or defendant 6
§ 4616 Rules to implement chapter 6
§ 4617 Effect on other laws 6
§ 4618 Interference, coercion or intimidation 6
§ 4619 Prohibition of intimidation, violations and penalties 6
§ 4620 Criminal jurisdiction 6

Terms Used In Delaware Code > Title 6 > Chapter 46 - Fair Housing Act

  • Advice and consent: Under the Constitution, presidential nominations for executive and judicial posts take effect only when confirmed by the Senate, and international treaties become effective only when the Senate approves them by a two-thirds vote.
  • Affirmed: In the practice of the appellate courts, the decree or order is declared valid and will stand as rendered in the lower court.
  • age: means any age 18 years or older. See Delaware Code Title 6 Sec. 4602
  • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Chairperson: means the Chairperson of the Delaware Human and Civil Rights Commission. See Delaware Code Title 6 Sec. 4602
  • Commission: means the Delaware Human and Civil Rights Commission. See Delaware Code Title 6 Sec. 4602
  • Complainant: means the person (including the Commission) who files a complaint under § 4610 of this title. See Delaware Code Title 6 Sec. 4602
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Conciliation: means the attempted resolution of issues raised by a complaint, or by the investigation of such complaint, through informal negotiations involving the aggrieved person, the respondent and the Commission. See Delaware Code Title 6 Sec. 4602
  • Conciliation agreement: means a written agreement setting forth the resolution of the issues in conciliation. See Delaware Code Title 6 Sec. 4602
  • Court: means the Superior Court of the State unless otherwise designated. See Delaware Code Title 6 Sec. 4602
  • Covered multifamily dwellings: means :

    a. See Delaware Code Title 6 Sec. 4602

  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Disability: means as defined in § 4502 of this title. See Delaware Code Title 6 Sec. 4602
  • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
  • Discriminatory housing practice: means an act that is unlawful under § 4603, § 4604, § 4605, § 4606 or § 4618 of this title. See Delaware Code Title 6 Sec. 4602
  • Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
  • Division: means the Division of Human and Civil Rights. See Delaware Code Title 6 Sec. 4602
  • Document: means :

    a. See Delaware Code Title 6 Sec. 17-101

  • Dwelling: means any building, structure or portion thereof which is occupied as, or designed or intended for occupancy as, a residence by 1 or more families, together with any land which is offered for sale, rent or exchange therewith and also means any vacant land which is offered for sale, lease or exchange for the construction or location thereon of any such building, structure or portion thereof. See Delaware Code Title 6 Sec. 4602
  • Equitable: Pertaining to civil suits in "equity" rather than in "law." In English legal history, the courts of "law" could order the payment of damages and could afford no other remedy. See damages. A separate court of "equity" could order someone to do something or to cease to do something. See, e.g., injunction. In American jurisprudence, the federal courts have both legal and equitable power, but the distinction is still an important one. For example, a trial by jury is normally available in "law" cases but not in "equity" cases. Source: U.S. Courts
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Familial status: means : one or more individuals who have not attained the age of 18 years being domiciled with:

    a. See Delaware Code Title 6 Sec. 4602

  • Gender identity: means a gender-related identity, appearance, expression or behavior of a person, regardless of the person's assigned sex at birth. See Delaware Code Title 6 Sec. 4602
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • Guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.
  • Housing for older persons: means housing:

    a. See Delaware Code Title 6 Sec. 4602

  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • Interrogatories: Written questions asked by one party of an opposing party, who must answer them in writing under oath; a discovery device in a lawsuit.
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
  • Manager: means a person who is named as a manager of a limited liability company in, or designated as a manager of a limited liability company pursuant to, a limited liability company agreement or similar instrument under which the limited liability company is formed, and includes a manager of the limited liability company generally and a manager associated with a series of the limited liability company. See Delaware Code Title 6 Sec. 18-101
  • Marital status: means the legal relationship of parties as determined by the laws of marriage applicable to them or the absence of such a legal relationship. See Delaware Code Title 6 Sec. 4602
  • Oversight: Committee review of the activities of a Federal agency or program.
  • Panel: means 3 or more Commissioners appointed by the Chair to perform any act authorized under this chapter. See Delaware Code Title 6 Sec. 4602
  • Person: includes 1 or more individuals, corporations, partnerships, associations, labor organizations, legal representatives, mutual companies, joint-stock companies, trusts, unincorporated organizations, trustees, trustees in bankruptcy in cases under Title 11 of the United States Code, receivers, fiduciaries and land use commissions or boards. See Delaware Code Title 6 Sec. 4602
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • Protective hairstyle: includes braids, locks, and twists. See Delaware Code Title 6 Sec. 4602
  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
  • Race: includes traits historically associated with race, including hair texture and a protective hairstyle. See Delaware Code Title 6 Sec. 4602
  • Respondent: means :

    a. See Delaware Code Title 6 Sec. 4602

  • sale: includes a sale, gift, exchange or other means of conveyance. See Delaware Code Title 6 Sec. 4602
  • Sexual orientation: includes heterosexuality, homosexuality, or bisexuality. See Delaware Code Title 6 Sec. 4602
  • Source of income: means any lawful source of money paid directly, indirectly, or on behalf of a renter or buyer of housing including:

    a. See Delaware Code Title 6 Sec. 4602

  • Special Administration Fund: means the Fund established and maintained pursuant to § 3005 of Title 31. See Delaware Code Title 6 Sec. 4602
  • State: means the State of Delaware; and when applied to different parts of the United States, it includes the District of Columbia and the several territories and possessions of the United States. See Delaware Code Title 1 Sec. 302
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • Testify: Answer questions in court.
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • United States: includes its territories and possessions and the District of Columbia. See Delaware Code Title 1 Sec. 302
  • Year: means a calendar year, and is equivalent to the words "year of our Lord. See Delaware Code Title 1 Sec. 302