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The Conversation: Temporary Vacation Rentals

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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?

Guests:

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

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Catherine Cruz is the host of The Conversation. Originally from Guam, she spent more than 30 years at KITV, covering beats from government to education. Contact her at ccruz@hawaiipublicradio.org.
Bill Dorman has been the news director at Hawaiʻi Public Radio since 2011.
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