The Shared Housing Ordinance of 2017

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This is the Chicago Shared Housing Ordinance of 2017. It talks a lot about definitions but then gets into the good stuff like your licenses, fines, etc. Mayor Rahm Emanuel did add some surcharges in 2018 to invest in social programs, which is not the worst thing because helping people is cool and taxes are good. Taxes mean the city sees money and growth in short term and vacation rentals so they aren’t going anywhere. So nestle up to the fire with some serious coffee and check it out.

P.S. There are 38 pages in Chicago’s ordinance to Evanston’s 2018 5 page ordinance.

https://www.chicago.gov/content/dam/city/depts/bacp/Small%20Business%20Center/sharedhousingordinanceamendments.pdf