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Hudson Valley campaign seeks to ban vacation rentals

On Thursday, July 14, “For the Many” announced its newest local housing campaign, titled “Homes are not Hotels.” The campaign aims to completely ban vacation rentals, like Airbnb, in municipalities throughout the Hudson Valley, including Beacon, Kingston, New Paltz, Newburgh, and Poughkeepsie…

“Vacation rentals (like Airbnbs) play a significant role in limiting our housing options and driving up prices,” said Jonathan Bix, Executive Director of “For the Many.” “Absentee investors are buying up huge swaths of our housing stock and turning them into vacation rentals for tourists instead of renting or selling to long-term Hudson Valley residents. Taking on greedy investors and giant tech companies like Airbnb won’t be easy – but this fight is necessary to help ensure that long-time Hudson Valley residents can stay in the communities they call home.”



For too long, greedy corporations, billionaires, and political elites have used their wealth and power to rig our country against us. We’re fighting to put power back in our hands.