Landlords can make more money with short-term rentals, but where do workers live?
NEWPORT, Oregon — Hot housing markets in major cities like Seattle and Portland have pushed the cities to regulate short-term rentals like Airbnb. But small Pacific Northwest towns popular with visitors are also struggling to balance the growth of Airbnb-type rentals with a tight housing supply.
Newport, Oregon, is the latest to put those types of rentals in the crosshairs.
Newport is a beach town on the central coast known for its working waterfront, sea lions, lighthouses and aquarium. Now, the town finds itself at the messy intersection