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Home-Sharers now Must Submit to Fingerprinting Background Checks

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Home-Sharers now Must Submit to Fingerprinting Background Checks

Hosts through sites like Airbnb are now required to submit to a background check approved by the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation (or BCI), in addition to background checks required through home-sharing apps, before receiving a short-term rental permit. During Monday night’s City Council meeting, Councilmember Rob Dorans said the difference between the […]

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Platform Promises Access to Untapped Supply of Affordable Housing

Brent Warren Brent Warren Platform Promises Access to Untapped Supply of Affordable Housing

The issue of affordable housing in Central Ohio received a lot of attention in 2019 – a $100 million Housing Fund was established in June, and a bond package was approved by Columbus voters in May that allocated $50 million toward the cause. But what if there were a way to increase the supply of affordable housing in Columbus […]

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City Council Approves Regulations on Short-Term Rentals

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega City Council Approves Regulations on Short-Term Rentals

At their meeting on Monday night, Columbus City Council voted to approve regulations on short-term rentals and home-sharing in the city. The legislation comes after three public meetings on the issue. Plenty of people have weighed in on the discussion, which has sought to balance the promotion of economic growth and tourism in the city […]

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Opinion: Home-Sharing Regulations Could Restrict Neighborhood Revitalization

Zach James Zach James Opinion: Home-Sharing Regulations Could Restrict Neighborhood Revitalization

America’s best kept secret is out, and the world has taken notice. Each year, millions of people learn what locals have always known: Columbus is a premier destination for whatever reason your occupation, culture, or passion brings you here. While Columbus continually experiences record tourism years, our Downtown central business district — home to nearly […]

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