Update on Town of Huntington’s Proposal To Ban Short-Term Rentals
January 12, 2017
At its January 10, 2017 meeting, the Town Board of the Town of Huntington held a public hearing to discuss its proposed ban on short-term rentals. Several residents testified at the public hearing in opposition to the ban, explaining why short-term rentals are important to the Town. A few residents explained that these short-term rentals helped them pay their bills and promoted tourism. Other residents explained that they would be homeless without access to short-term rentals as they allow these residents to remain in the area while house-hunting. Other residents questioned the basis for the ban, asking the Town for evidence of “quality of life” issues allegedly raised by short-term rentals. The Town reserved decision on the proposal. Stay tuned for further developments.