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Portland Housing Committee meeting to discuss short-term rentals

The agenda tonight includes going over the letters of Portland residents asking for changes to the rental policy. (WGME)

PORTLAND (WGME) -- The Portland Housing Committee will be meeting inside of city council chambers tonight to discuss four proposed amendments that would add some restrictions and regulations to short-term rentals.

There are multiple ideas on how to change the renewal process for renters, including a requirement of proof that lodging taxes were paid for the previous year. Another proposal is that a rental unit within a property that has a homeowners association needs to provide proof that the rental is allowed.

Other proposed new rules would increase registration fees, restrict the number of rentals in individual neighborhoods, and reinforce a 300-unit cap on rentals that are not owner-occupied.

A part of the agenda tonight also includes going over the letters of Portland residents asking for changes to the rental policy.

Tonight’s meeting starts at 5:30.

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