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New Orleans Gentrification

New Orleans inches toward tighter short-term rental regulations

Last week, City Council members voted unanimously to limit short-term rental licenses to owner-occupied properties

Fodor’s names Bywater a top travel destination in 2019

The neighborhood is "full of cultural surprises," according to its writeup.

This interactive exhibit connects past housing segregation policies to current issues

‘Undesign the Redline’ explores the many ways that redlining continues to impact communities of color.

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.

These black entrepreneurs are fighting gentrification on South Broad Street

They’re part of Propeller’s South Broad Business Initiative, which seeks to close the income gap between white-owned businesses and those owned by people of color.

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

This beautifully preserved double shotgun asks $569K

Check out the fairytale-esque backyard

Residents hold ‘no short-term rentals’ demonstration

Residents voice neighborhood concerns at City Hall before October 6 vote

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.

Many NOLA black neighborhoods are now mostly white

The Housing Authority of New Orleans released a plan to combat segregation and gentrification in New Orleans, which have both become exacerbated in the 11 years since Hurricane Katrina. The plan also includes stats on segregation and gentrification.

In NOLA and across U.S., homeowner-renter gap wide

Apartment List released a study illustrating how the housing market has changed since the recession. Around the country homeownership rates are low even though the costs of homeownership have gone down. As more are renting, rents have increased.

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.

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.

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.

New Orleans ranked No. 8 best city to flip houses

Weighing metrics including median home purchase price, remodeling costs, and housing market health, personal finance site WalletHub ranks New Orleans as the No. 8 city for flipping houses. It also ranks No. 1 for house-flipping market potential.

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.

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.

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.

Should Brooklynites Move to New Orleans?

A Brooklyn-based publication wonders if New Yorkers would enjoy living in charming, third world New Orleans.

Royal Cosmopolitan Hotel Returns to City Council; Plus More!

Study Says Short-Term Rentals Could Further Gentrification; Plus More!