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City on right track with tax burden shifts

No one likes to see increased taxes but kudos to Providence city leaders for at least trying to raise them in the right places...

R.I. lawmakers and advocates working to address soaring housing costs 

BOSTON (AP) – A push to develop affordable housing on publicly owned land and a requirement that renters receive a four-month notice of planned...

Legislative panel wades into ‘emotional issue’ of short-term rentals

State and local officials agree the growth of short-term rentals such as those on Airbnb and VRBO has disrupted Rhode Island’s housing market, but...

Legislative study commissions used to be where bills went to die....

Ten years have passed since Rep. Jennifer Boylan crouched next to her son in his fourth grade classroom, practicing what to do if someone...

Airbnb remits record $6M in 2021 tax revenue to R.I.

PROVIDENCE – Airbnb, an online rental hosting platform, announced on Friday that it remitted a record $6 million in 2021 tax revenue to the...

City Council proposes prohibition of nonowner-occupied short-term rentals in Newport

NEWPORT – The City Council is moving forward with a proposal to ban short-term rentals of nonowner-occupied homes in areas of the city zoned...
AIRBNB hosts in Rhode Island earned a combined $39.8 million in income from rentals in 2019. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ANDREW HARRER

R.I. Airbnb hosts haul in $39.8M in 2019

PROVIDENCE – Total host income of users renting their homes out with Airbnb in Rhode Island totaled $39.8 million in 2019, according to the...

Providence short-term rental ordinance to take effect Nov. 30

PROVIDENCE – A new short-term rental ordinance is scheduled to go into effect Nov. 30, affecting units in residential areas, the city said. The ordinance...
A NEW short-term rental ordinance in Providence is slated to take effect at the end of the month. Above Eric Weiner, shown in 2017, an Airbnb host who rented out rooms in his Providence house. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ MICHAEL SALERNO

Providence short-term rental ordinance to take effect Nov. 30

PROVIDENCE – A new short-term rental ordinance is scheduled to go into effect Nov. 30, affecting units in Providence residential areas, the city said...
COLLECTIONS OF THE LOCAL 1 percent hotel tax in March totaled $251,919, a 9.5 percent decline year over year.

March collections of local 1% hotel tax fall year over year

PROVIDENCE – March collections of the local 1 percent hotel tax in Rhode Island declined 9.5 percent year over year to $251,919 from $278,000,...
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