San Bernardino County is seeking input from residents regarding the impact of short-term rentals on the county's housing availability. Currently, only a small number of cities in California meet the state's requirements for affordable housing. The county has previously implemented changes such as requiring permits and increasing penalties for offering rentals without a permit. However, concerns from both residents near short-term rentals and frustrated property owners persist. To address
this complex issue, the county has hired an outside contractor to study the number of short-term rentals and their impact on housing availability. Public meetings will be held in August to gather input from mountain and desert communities. The study is expected to be completed by the end of 2023, with policy changes to be considered by the Board of Supervisors in early 2024. Residents can visit STR.sbcounty.gov for more information or email firstname.lastname@example.org to request additional information about the study. Learn more in this newspaper article, click here. Wanna see what the County is talking about? Click here for more information.