South Portland isn’t the only community where year-round residents and long-term renters are feeling the impact. All across America and throughout many of the larger cities in the world neighbors are struggling to maintain and  preserve the quality of life in residential neighborhoods. We are all in the same boat when it comes to the mass marketing and insurgence of Short-Term Rentals.

Here in South Portland:

South Portland Voters Endorse Ordinances – Maine Public November 9, 2018

South Portland Moves to Enforce – Press Herald article November 7, 2018

South Portland Voters Uphold STR Rules – Portland Press Herald article November 6, 2018

South Portland – Press Herald article October 31, 2018

South Portland – Press Herald article June 2018

Here are some links to articles describing the challenges
elsewhere in Maine and worldwide:

Bill to prevent municipalities from banning short-term rentals sparks strong debate

Cities Tell Airbnb to make room for affordable housing

Inside Airbnb’s ‘Guerrilla War’ Against Local Governments | WIRED

Bar Harbor wants to fix its housing shortage by reining in vacation rentals

Airbnb and Miami Beach Are at War. Travelers Are Caught in the Crossfire.

Denver Short-Term Rentals – landlords, rules and taxes 

New York City Short-Term Rentals – illegal hotels

Study of impact on New York City

Santa Monica Short-Term Rentals – challenge

London Short-Term Rentals – backlash

Short-Term Rentals – laws in US cities

Short-Term Rental – Homes back to housing

Profiteers Make a killing & erode communities

Rising Rents and Research

Realtors’ Note: STRs & Property Stigma (2015)

Realtors’ Note: Neighborhood Impacts

New Orleans – Neighbor Against Neighbor

New Orleans – Locals being pushed out of coolest neighborhoods

San Francisco – Returning Neighborhoods to Neighbors

Airbnb sues Santa Monica over its short term rental ordinance (and, ultimately, loses):

Book review:

“What’s Yours Is Mine: Against the Sharing Economy by Tom Slee”