CHAPEL HILL TOWN COUNCIL


7/15/2019 12:23am

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Column: Chapel Hill's role in combating climate change

"The social and health benefits of walkable neighborhoods, the green spaces that we will create, and the greenways that will be constructed will all promote a much higher quality of life for our residents."


4/8/2019 8:30pm

DTH photo illustration. Airbnb provides 20 percent of all visitor stays in Chapel Hill as it leads the short-term rental (STR) market in Orange County. Around 290 Airbnbs remain in Chapel Hill, which could threaten affordable housing by taking away rental properties and raising the price of rent.

Will there be regulations on Airbnbs in the near future?

Short-term rentals are a growing industry throughout the nation, and Orange County is no exception. With almost 300 active Airbnbs and HomeAways in Chapel Hill, Town officials discuss the consequences of the increasing presence of short-term rentals. Legislators discuss the possibility of putting a cap on the number of short-term rentals in an area and requiring permits for these homeowners. They also talk about adding regulations on the number of renters, noise ordinance, partying, parking, insurance requirements and health and safety.