Unpermitted vacation rentals have been blamed for everything from sky-high housing prices to overcrowded hiking trails. But what is really going on with Hawaii’s short-term rental market? How many properties are permitted for vacation rentals? And how many are actually being used that way?
Matt Middlebrook, Head of Public Policy in Hawaii for Airbnb
Kathy Sokugawa, Honolulu Department of Planning and Permitting
Larry Bartley, Save Oahu’s Neighborhoods
John Price, a longtime resident of Kailua, Hawaii