Frequently asked questions on the Short-Term Rental Regulation and Affordable Housing Protection Act:

Where can i find a copy of the bill?

The bill as introduced can be found hereTo track the progress of the legislation and subscribe to updates, click here(Use the big orange button on the bottom right-hand corner to subscribe to email updates on this specific bill)


Does this bill ban AirBnB from D.C.?

NO. The bill creates a special category for short-term rentals in order to significantly streamline and simplify the process for obtaining a license.


Will I still be able to supplement my income by home-sharing?

YES, this bill DOES NOT limit your ability to rent your primary residence while you are there. This law would largely impact commercial operators who rent entire homes they do not reside in.


Will it be hard for me to get a short-term rental license?

NO. The bill creates a special category for short-term rentals in order to significantly streamline and simplify the process for obtaining a license.


Are other cities moving to regulate home-sharing?

YES, D.C. is not the only city introducing regulations on short-term rental housing. Across the country, and with the support of AirBnB, cities are passing laws to regulate home-sharing and simplifying the process for their residents to take part in home-sharing legally.


Do I currently need a license to operate as an AirBnB host?

YES, D.C. law currently states that hosts must hold a basic business license for transient accommodations. This legislation would make it easier to comply with the law by creating a new category of license tailored for short-term rental housing.