The Link Between Affordable Housing and Short-Term Rentals

Recorded On: 04/20/2021

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From Airbnb to VRBO to Flipkey, the rise of short-term rentals (STRs) continues to be a contentious issue in government for a variety of reasons. 

One concern near the core of the debate:  The impact STRs have on affordable housing in their communities. 

Join us as we dive into this issue with renowned tourism and livable communities expert Dr. Brumby McLeod. He will: 

  • Review the link between affordable housing and short-term rentals 
  • Trends in housing and tourism 
  • How communities can identify whether STRs are affecting their community. 

In addition, speakers from Granicus’ Host Compliance will share key enforcement and compliance strategies for the challenging market of short-term rentals. 

This webinar is complimentary for ICMA members thanks to the sponsorship of an ICMA Strategic Partner who will have access to registration information.

ICMA Practice Areas: [8] Policy Facilitation and Implementation; [9] Community and Resident Service; [12] Financial Management and Budgeting

Brumby McLeod

Associate Professor, College of Charleston School of Business

Brumby McLeod is an associate professor at the College of Charleston, School of Business in the Department of Hospitality & Tourism Management. He is a research fellow with the Office of Tourism Analysis and the Riley Center for Livable Communities. His research focuses on overnight accommodation and revenue management.  

Between Nov. 2016and Aug. 2017, Brumby participated in a sabbatical research study with the DestiMetrics Business Intelligence team of Inntopia to study the convergence of housing and tourism. His work included a benchmark study on the ski mountain towns of the western United States and their regulation of nightly rentals. This project led to additional projects in Utah and his home state of South Carolina to develop specific community solutions for identifying, measuring and managing the residential nightly rental phenomenon in communities. Brumby is currently a research fellow with the Office of Tourism Analysis and the Riley Center for Livable Communities. 


04/20/2021 at 1:00 PM (EDT)   |  90 minutes
04/20/2021 at 1:00 PM (EDT)   |  90 minutes
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1.50 ICMA CE credits  |  Certificate available
1.50 ICMA CE credits  |  Certificate available