there has been concerned about the rapid proliferation of short term rentals (STRs) in our neighborhood and their significant negative impacts, including improper disposal of trash, loud parties and increased traffic. Entire buildings are being purchased and used for Airbnb.
These “fake hotels” are increasing at an alarming rate . Over 200 Airbnb units are being added in Boston per month according to the City’s data.
Mayor Walsh has introduced STR regulations that call for a ban on investor units. For homeowners, the ordinance still allows them to rent extra rooms in their homes or their whole home when they are away.
Please support the Mayor’s ordinance .
City Councilors are split. We urge you to voice your support for this ordinance to the Mayor and ALL City Councilors before the June 6th Council meeting when they could be taking a vote.
Please email the Mayor and all City Councilors an email that says “I support the Mayor’s Ordinance on Short-Term Residential Rentals.”