Jan 26, 2016, 10:36am CST
October 2, 2018
Share your thoughts on short-term rentals with city officials at a public hearing
A new report by the City Planning Commission recommends banning whole-home rentals.
September 14, 2018
A proposed ordinance would limit short-term rental licenses to one per homeowner
Licensees could only rent out rooms in houses where they actually live
March 17, 2017
Short-term rental permits due soon, less than 200 filed
his past Monday, the Short-Term Rental Administration—a part of the City’s Department of Safety and Permits—opened applications to apply for short-term rental permits. Registration for rental permits is required by April 1, 2017.
December 1, 2016
Short-term rentals approved in New Orleans after council vote
On December 1, the city council approved regulation that allow home owners to rent portions of their homes without limits and capping whole-home rentals to 90 days out of the year.
November 9, 2016
New Orleans to enforce short-term rentals in Spring 2017
Owners of short-term rental properties have a few months to prepare for New Orleans’ new legislation. Short-term rental owners have until Spring 2017 to register their property.
October 20, 2016
City Council votes 6-1 on short-term rental regulations
Today’s vote was preliminary; the council must take a final vote before it is finalized
October 18, 2016
Mayor: Whole-home short-term rentals are a no-go
With City Council’s long-awaited short-term rental vote coming up this week, The Advocate reports Mayor Mitch Landrieu has voiced his opposition to whole-home short-term rentals. Landrieu said, "[short-term rentals are] going to be off the table."
October 6, 2016
City Council pushes short-term rental vote to Oct. 20
The City Council’s much anticipated vote on New Orleans short-term rentals has been moved to Oct. 20, according to Gambit. The council originally scheduled today, Oct. 6, to vote on regulations and future enforcements on short-term rental categories.
September 15, 2016
Airbnb New Orleans ad campaign premieres
Ahead of the Oct. 6 City Council vote on short-term rental regulations, Airbnb has released a video and radio ad campaign highlighting New Orleans’ "host community." The ad says 71 percent of NOLA hosts use Airbnb to help pay their rent or mortgages.
September 7, 2016
City Council short-term rental vote set for Oct. 6
City Council will finally vote on the new regulations regarding short-term rentals in New Orleans—get ready for the marathon meeting Oct. 6. The council will vote on the planning commission's recommendations on short-term rentals in New Orleans.
August 10, 2016
Whole-home short-term rentals: CPC says no
After a lengthy meeting yesterday, the City Planning Commission voted to recommend a ban on year-round, whole-home short-term rentals, but voted to legalize owner-occupied short-term rentals and whole-home STRs rented out for 30 days out of the year.
August 9, 2016
Short-term rentals meeting is still in progress
It’s a packed house today at the long-awaited meeting where the City Planning Commission is expected to vote on a set of regulations regarding short-term rentals in New Orleans. Four hours into the meeting, though, and opponents are still speaking.
August 9, 2016
New Orleans Airbnb report paints a rosy picture
The City Planning Commission is finally voting on the latest set of short-term rental regulations today. Just in time for that, Airbnb released a rosy report saying whole-home rentals account for less than two percent of New Orleans housing stock.
July 5, 2016
New caps could allow for 15,000 whole-home Airbnbs
Part of the new set of proposed regulations regarding short-term rentals includes density caps that would restrict the amount of whole-home rentals in neighborhoods. According to The Advocate, this could include up to 15,000 homes, or 8% of housing.
June 14, 2016
Today's short-term rentals vote has been delayed
Will this issue ever be resolved? The City Planning Commission was all set to vote today on a revised proposal on what to do with short-term rentals in New Orleans, but that vote has been delayed. The commission will still take up the issue today.
June 13, 2016
Airbnbs would include parking in proposed law
Off-street parking is a rare commodity in most New Orleans neighborhoods. But among the new proposals on short-term rentals set to go before the City Planning Commission tomorrow, there is a requirement that these rentals include off-street parking.
June 8, 2016
Whole-home short-term rentals: back on the table
The City Planning Commission took up a series of recommendations from its staff on what it should do with the never-ending issue of short-term rentals. They approved the recommendations, except for one item that would allow whole-home rentals.
April 25, 2016
Anti-Airbnb Signs Pop Up Over Jazz Fest Weekend
It's been a great weekend for Airbnb, which for Jazz Fest is seeing record bookings in New Orleans as traditional B&Bs report vacancies. But some locals want to remind their temporary neighbors of the tension and anger over NOLA short-term rentals.
April 22, 2016
Airbnbs Booming, B&Bs Vacant for Jazz Fest 2016
Nearly 20,000 people have booked rooms for Jazz Fest on Airbnb—more than two times the amount in 2015—while traditional bed-and-breakfast operations are reporting vacancies. Airbnb reported the Jazz Fest numbers today.
April 20, 2016
Airbnbs Multiplied by 48 Percent in 8 Months
According to InsideAirbnb.com, which tracks Airbnb listings in multiple cities, between June 2015 and February 2016 the amount of Airbnb rentals in New Orleans grew by 48 percent. There are about 4,000 rentals, 72 percent of them entire homes.
April 14, 2016
City Council Still Hasn't Decided on Airbnbs
City Council's not ready to approve the updated regulations on short-term rentals that are years in the making. Although the council had an "in-depth" discussion on the topic at its meeting yesterday, a final vote on the issue could be months away.
April 7, 2016
Bill Aims at Fire Safety in Short-Term Rentals
Rep. Helena Moreno has proposed a bill in the Legislature that would require short-term rentals to be registered and inspected by the State Fire Marshal’s Office. Those in violation could be fined up to $1,000 a day.
April 1, 2016
State's New Sales Taxes Includes Tax on Airbnbs
Louisiana now boasts the highest combined local and state sales tax rate in the country (we finally beat Mississippi at being the worst!) after a special legislative session meant to stabilize the state budget. Read on for the new and higher taxes.
March 22, 2016
One of the World's Priciest Airbnbs is in NOLA
This center hall in the Garden District was charging an insane amount of money a night to house guests that included "movie stars."
March 15, 2016
Soon, You Can Complain About the Airbnb Next Door
This week Yasuyuki Tanabe, the head of Airbnb in Japan, unveiled a new tool that will allow neighbors of Airbnb rentals to complain about disruptive guests.