Rental crunch has Santa Cruz city officials looking for new solutions.
There could be some new regulations coming from the Santa Cruz City Council in regards to secondary dwellings on your property. Often referred to as 'in-law suites", these detached homes are built with the intention of having somewhere for guests and extended family to stay when they visit, but many homeowners have discovered that they also make great income properties for short-term rentals too, like Airbnb. They're currently unregulated, but the city is considering changing that based on the current need for longer-term rentals.
The Council is concerned that these short-term rentals are leaving fewer and fewer options for long-term renters, like students and newcomers, which