According to The Times-Picayune, City Council voted unanimously to put a temporary ban on short-term rentals in historic neighborhoods, such as Treme, Uptown, and Bywater.
City Council also requested a study on the effects of short-term rentals, which will be due September 21. Supporters of the ban cited concerns that short-term rentals increase the cost of housing and push out residents.
Opponents claim short-term rentals have become a lifeline for many residents who rent their home and also cite the $6 million in revenue for the city in taxes and fees from Airbnb alone since April 2017.
In nine months, with the results of the study, the Council will revisit the issue and go from there.