On Monday, Dec. 12, Boston’s City Council held what’s being termed the “Airbnb hearing” to discuss short-term regulations. CHPA submitted information differentiating corporate housing from other short-term choices, as well as local industry data to Councilor LaMattina’s office. CHPA also prepared speaking points for Annette Clement with Furnished Quarters for this meeting. She presented these points and copies of the CHPA information to the full Council. She verified that the intent of the potential regulation is for the sharing economy models and to protect lower income housing. The Council was receptive to the information and CHPA will send follow up communications to the entire City Council. She was invited to participate in ongoing discussions. By contributing to the information gathering in this process, CHPA’s CEO will also be kept informed of future working sessions in the new year.

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