Common Myths about Vacation Home Rentals - Affordable Housing

October 27, 2023 7:35 PM | Ricky Cortez (Administrator)

MYTH: STRs cause affordable housing problems.

REALITY: In PA, whole-home renter occupied homes make up about 14% of all housing units, and only a fraction of them are used as STRs. 30% of homes in the Pocono region are vacant.  A majority of STRs are used by their owners for some of the year. In fact, renting to short-term guests helps make owning property in PA affordable by supplementing mortgages, and property taxes. With the recent surge in new residents, STRs provide those moving to the Poconos with housing while they transition. 


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