Taxing short-term rentals may help with shelter shortages
By Lucille Giaccio
Bellingham is not immune to the nationwide shortage of affordable housing.
Brien Thane, the executive director and CEO of the Housing Authority for the City of Bellingham, believes short-term rentals, such as Airbnb, are to blame.
“I know that it is constraining the supply of properties that otherwise would be rentals or...