New STR Restrictions Took Effect This Month, But Are They Too Late?

December 13, 2019

Short term rentals (STRs) have been something of a blessing and a curse for New Orleans. On the one hand, they provide a relatively easy addition income for New Orleans homeowners – many of whom earn as little as 14 percent below the national average in wages each year – and a cheaper, convenient place […]

City Council Reins In Short Term Rentals

January 12, 2019

  After a prayer, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance, Star-Spangled Banner, several points of business (including a good-bye sendoff to the superintendent), and a congratulatory regarding charter schools, the City Council began the process of deliberating the latest rules concerning short-term rentals (STRs). For several years, short-term rentals have been the Wild West of […]


July 1, 2018

“I spent years dealing with needle dens, and crack houses burning on my block, bike thieves, cleaning the hood—literally picking up needles—only to have some of those very places become STRs. I miss the junkies.” – David Roe, New Orleans resident As you can see, people have strong feelings about the proliferation of Airbnb. For […]

The Power of the Gig Economy

July 1, 2018

Much like in the rest of the country and world, a new job sector has emerged in New Orleans. The city has felt the arrival of the “gig economy”, which is best described as temporary jobs that usually have flexible, DIY schedules that fit the needs of the employee. In recent years, companies like Uber, […]

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