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The lodging tax obtained from Airbnb allows the county to regulate short term rentals. Local residents have complained of noise, crime, and other problems caused by short term rental industry. Lodging tax allows government to remove advantage these short rentals over hotels and to manage the industry more easily.
How short term rentals should be regulated suggested by Policy Matters Ohio, such as limits on rentals, living wages for cleaning workers, adequate taxes, licensing of both rental platforms and owner, and housing rust fund.
This ordinance establishes rules regarding the development and resale of properties within city limits which caps the amount of appreciation which may be gained by an individual upon resale of a domestic residential property. This ordinance also increases the supply of mixed and middle-income properties through standards and requirements which are applied to developers.
This ordinance provides real estate developers with incentives, such as density bonuses and flexibility in design, for providing units affordable to families making 70-100% of area median income.
This ordinance specifies that a portion of every new housing development project must include housing which is affordable for low income and very low income people. The percentage of the new development which much be affordable to these groups is subject to change conditional upon the size of the proposed development and a city assessment of need at the time of application for building permit. This ordinance establishes a number of clear and useful definitions related to housing agreements, home buyers, and income groups.
The ballot measure text for Measure JJJ, Affordable Housing and Labor Standards Related to City Zoning for the City of Los Angeles, as approved by Los Angeles City voters in November 2016. Ballot measure developed by the Build Better L.A. labor-community coalition, including the Alliance for Community Transit-Los Angeles (ACT-LA) and the Los Angeles Confederation of Labor.
This ordinance gives tenants, tenants associations, the city, and nonprofit groups the right of first refusal when an owner proposes to sell or transfer any HUD-subsidized housing. A proposed prepayment or Section 8 contract termination triggers other procedures and protections, whereas a Section 8 contract expiration or opt-out at its original expiration date triggers no purchase rights. The ordinance requires 18-months' notice of prepayments or mid-term Section 8 terminations, and 12-months' notice of Section 8 contract expiration at the end of their term. Information about tenants' rights must be made available to any interested parties at least 14 days prior to a required public hearing, which is held no later than 45 days after the owner gives notice of intent to prepay or terminate prematurely. The ordinance also uses a complex formula to reach a 'fair return price' that may not exceed the appraised value based on the highest and best use, creates civil remedies for violations and provides that owners pay relocation fees of up to $5,250 to very low-, low- or moderate-income tenants who are displaced by a conversion, according to a set formula. The purpose of this ordinance is to assist public and private efforts to ensure that affordable house is not permanently removed from the housing stock, to preserve and promote a supply of affordable housing and to protect and diversity of the community by preventing displacements of low and moderate income households and to prevent homelessness.
This is the executive summary of Minneapolis 2040 regional development plan. Critically, this plan rezoned the entire city of Minneapolis eliminating single-family zoning. They did this to address the affordable-housing crisis and confront a history of racist housing practices.
Sharing our homes has been commonplace for as long as there have been spare rooms and comfortable couches. Whether through word of mouth, ads in newspapers or flyers on community bulletin boards, renters and homeowners alike have always managed to rent out or share rooms in their living spaces. These transactions were decidedly analog, but they represented a genuine peer-to-peer marketplace. Websites like Craigslist eventually made connecting sellers to buyers far more common. Companies like HomeAway applied the same principle to the vacation home rental market, allowing owners of vacant homes to connect with vacationers. In all these cases, transactions were limited to the buyers and sellers. If there were negative effects arising from the transaction, they were largely limited to the buyers and sellers. AirBnB changes this basic formula. By incentivizing the large-scale conversion of residential units into tourist accommodations, AirBnB forces neighborhoods and cities to bear the costs of its business model. Residents must adapt to a tighter housing market. Increased tourist traffic alters neighborhood character while introducing new safety risks. Cities lose out on revenue that could have been invested in improving the basic quality of life for its residents. Jobs are lost and wages are lowered in the hospitality industry.
This ordinance established the status of residential hotel units by regulating the demolition and conversion of residential hotel units to other uses. Its purpose is to minimize the adverse impact on the housing supply and on displaces low income, elderly, and disabled persons resulting from the loss of residential hotel units through their conversion and demolition.