Thursday, December 4, 2014

Tribune Report: City of Portland Ready to Approve Short-Term Rentals for Apartments

Portland's City Council is poised to “roll the dice” on an expansion of Airbnb-style rentals into apartments and condos, hoping it doesn’t do much to worsen the city’s affordable housing shortage.

Portland Mayor Charlie Hales said at a recent council work session that his colleagues are close to agreement on his proposal to legalize short-term rentals in multifamily properties. That would allow tenants in apartments, and condo owners or tenants, to rent rooms on a nightly basis to tourists and other visitors, if they have their landlord’s or homeowners’ association permission. Find the full story here