Momentum is building in D.C. to finally take a stand against commercial operators running hotel businesses out of residential apartments. Concerned neighbors and residents whose communities are being disrupted and whose rent prices are skyrocketing are finally being heard.
Earlier this year, Ward 5 Councilmember Kenyan McDuffie introduced a strong piece of legislation that would require Washingtonians who rent homes on Airbnb to be limited to one property and obtain a new short-term rental business license.
This legislation would help to rein in multi-unit commercial operators who have overtaken those taking part in traditional home sharing, robbing neighborhoods of affordable housing in an already expensive market.
Earlier this year, Ward 5 Councilmember Kenyan McDuffie introduced legislation that limits would-be commercial operators to one property and forces them to obtain a short-term rental business license. This can stop people from robbing neighborhoods of affordable housing by reining in people who abuse Airbnb, making the sharing economy fairer for everyone.
Tell your Councilmember to support Councilmember McDuffie and reasonable short-term rental regulations.