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What role do Airbnb, other short-term rentals play in Vermont's housing crisis?

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A viral article making the rounds revealed a Connecticut couple making a lot of money off the Airbnbs they run in New England, including in Vermont. This hour, we're talking about short-term rentals in Vermont, and what role they play in the state's ongoing shortage of affordable housing.

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Broadcast live at noon on Wednesday, June 29, 2022; rebroadcast at 7 p.m.

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Mikaela Lefrak joined Vermont Public in 2021 as co-host and senior producer of Vermont Edition. Her stories have aired nationally on Morning Edition, All Things Considered, Weekend Edition, Marketplace, The World and Here & Now. A seasoned local reporter, Mikaela has won two regional Edward R. Murrow awards and a Public Media Journalists Association award for her work.
Originally from Delaware, Matt moved to Alaska in 2010 for his first job in radio. He spent five years working as a radio and television reporter, radio producer, talk show host, and news director. His reporting received awards from the Alaska Press Club and the Alaska Broadcasters Association. Relocating to southwest Florida, he was a producer for television news and NPR member station WGCU for their daily radio show, Gulf Coast Live. He joined Vermont Public in October 2017 as producer of Vermont Edition.