The City of Wilmington now has a short-term rental policy. After batting last night over specific conditions, the council passed the ordinance 4-2 with Councilman Kevin O’Grady walking out before the vote.
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Wilmington is home to more than 117-thousand people. That’s growth of about 11,000 people since the last census in 2010. 73% of the population identifies as white, less than 20% is African-American, and 6% is Latino or Hispanic.
There is a growing movement around the country among municipalities to regulate short-term rentals. And by that, we’re often talking about a single-family home frequently rented through a website such as Airbnb or VRBO (Vacation Rental by Owner) for a few days at a time.