Coastal city struggles for housing balance – Sarasota Herald

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 more at

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