Alternative Accommodations

The hotel industry supports home sharing, the rights of property owners to rent out a room in their home, and we have advocated for ordinances that officially legalize such short-term rentals. But we also believe short-term rentals should abide by the same laws as hotels and every other business: registering their business, paying taxes, following laws and regulations, and removing illegal listings. States and localities across the country have recognized the growing challenge of short-term rentals, which create safety concerns, reduce affordable housing inventory, drive up rent prices, and displace long-term residents. Many have adopted laws and ordinances, such as zoning regulations and tax collection requirements, to rein in illegal hotels. 

Our Position

AHLA supports the right of state and local governments to adopt regulations and accountability measures governing short-term rentals.

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