What role do Airbnb, other short-term rentals play in Vermont's housing crisis?
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.
Our guests are:
- Jack Lyons, a VT Digger reporter covering the city of Burlington, discussing the city's new short-term rental regulations
- Jim Lovinsky, executive director of the Lamoille Housing Partnership
- Julie Marks, an Airbnb host and director of the Vermont Short Term Rental Alliance
Broadcast live at noon on Wednesday, June 29, 2022; rebroadcast at 7 p.m.