Do longer occupancy restrictions mean more housing for Jackson’s workforce?
The town of Jackson Planning commission approved the extension of the short-term rental limit from 30 days to 90 days. This means that a rental of less than 90 consecutive days or three consecutive months will be considered a lodging use, which will be subject to the residential housing regulations. In turn, a homeowner outside of the lodging overlay would not be able to rent their home for less than a 90-day period.
Due to the increased cost of living and homes being bought for short-term rental use, many members of the community have left, causing a 30% increase in short-term rentals in the past year. The extension of the minimum occupancy period will greatly reduce the number of short-term rentals outside of the lodging overlay. We are hopeful that this change will convince owners to rent their homes to the workforce or long-term residents. This change is a step toward more stable housing in the Town of Jackson.