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Rise of short-term rentals prompts debate, action in Tompkins

Draya Koschmann is a single mother who rents out an accessory, “mother-in-law” apartment in her house on the northside of Ithaca.

“Renting out part of my house on Airbnb has allowed me to work at home and be with my toddler,” she said.



As short-term rentals are on the rise in the county, officials and others connected to the issue are working to protect homeowners like Koschmann while mitigating the negative effects of short-term rentals, especially housing units that are permanently rented out short-term. But navigating through this controversial and complicated issue is no easy task.

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