CHINATOWN S.O.S. TOUR
Co-sponsored by the Chinatown Community Land Trust
Join residents and community activists on a “walking tour” to illustrate the destabilizing impact of the growing short-term rental industry on residential Chinatown. Long-time Chinatown residents will speak to the experience of seeing homes converted exclusively to AirBnB-type rentals. The Chinatown walking tour will culminate at the steps of the Massachusetts State House., where we will be joined by Rep. Aaron Michlewitz, sponsor of a legislative proposal to regulate short term rentals.
What: CHINATOWN S.O.S. – Calling for regulations on short-term rentals
When: Thursday, October 5, 2017, 3:00 pm
Where: Meet at Josiah Quincy School plaza, 885 Washington St
Residents of cities across the country are already feeling the negative impact of short term rentals on their ability to find affordable housing. In the Greater Boston area, there are limited housing options which are affordable or reasonably priced available. Yet, more and more housing units are being changed into short term rentals. This issue is especially critical in areas like Boston’s Chinatown, where there is already an affordable housing crisis. There are more luxury developments entering the community looking to make a profit through short term rental services.