Long-term housing stock shrinking in Ulster partially because of short-term rentals, report finds

July 21, 2022

Daily Freeman

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“Short-term rentals have profoundly impacted the availability of long-term housing for rent and purchase in Ulster County, contributing to the conditions that create high costs and lack of availability,” said Ulster County Comptroller March Gallagher. “I am pleased that many of our communities have taken on the task of regulating short-term rentals and balancing housing and nuisance issues against the economic benefits of additional hospitality. The information in this report is designed to help more communities determine whether regulating short-term rentals, including capping the number of units, may help avoid a local housing crisis.”

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