Host: Trish Holmes
This episode of CKMS News examines the growing number of short-term rentals (e.g. AirBnB) in Waterloo Region and the impact of this on our long-term rental housing market and the need for data collection specifically targeted to gather information about the housing stock. We talk to the Waterloo By law office and a Kitchener city councillor about lack of regulations and the lack of data.
The episode also explores the bandit signs advertising house buying, that are illegally displayed alongside roads and high traffic areas throughout the local region. We talk to the Kitchener bylaw office about the signs and what can be done about them.
This program is a part of the “Local Journalism Initiative” grant program and is funded by the Community Radio Fund of Canada, the Government of Canada, and the CKMS Newsroom.
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