Some advocates worry that prospectors will use the nearly four-month gap between today’s vote and when the new rules go into effect to skirt restrictions on commercial permits.
| August 8, 2019
HR&A study urged the council against affordable unit requirements and strict limits on commercial short-term rentals.
| July 30, 2019
Owner is fined $2,500 and ordered to provide proof of booking cancellations.
| June 26, 2019
The New Orleans City Council has worked toward more restrictive regulations on short-term rentals for the past year. Now council members want to tighten enforcement.
| June 18, 2019
Final vote on proposals should come within 90 days. The City Council has yet to address caps on commercial licenses, affordability measures or improved enforcement.
| May 16, 2019
STR sales continue to increase in spite of yearlong freeze on whole-home rentals.
| May 3, 2019
Proposal would limit residential short-term rentals to owners with a homestead exemption and place caps on commercial short-term rentals.
| March 12, 2019
Palmer’s proposal would tie residential Airbnbs to a homestead exemption. Rules in non-residential districts would depend on a building’s size.
| December 13, 2018
Economists who spoke to The Lens say a UNO economic impact study on short-term rentals appears to have been prepared to benefit the industry. When it comes to impact reports, that is not uncommon. UNO refused to provide the data behind the report or a larger report on tourism in New Orleans.
| October 11, 2018
Commissioners voted in favor of recommendations requiring residency for licenses in residential neighborhoods, limit licenses in commercial zones. The proposal now goes to the City Council.
| October 3, 2018