April 27, 2017

Over a hundred residents and activists crowded the Wilson Building on Wednesday for a hearing on a bill that would regulate and restrict home-sharing platforms like Airbnb, HomeAway, FlipKey, and HomeAway. The bill, introduced by Council member Kenyan McDuffie (D-Ward 5), would establish new regulations for home-sharing, set high fines for violations and largely curtail the practice of people using home-sharing platforms to rent out entire houses and apartments on a short-term basis. (A bedroom or a basement in a person’s primary residence would be fine.)…

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