College football meccas are no havens for homesharing
In Columbus, Ohio, Buckeye fans can rent like a champion — even though the team couldn’t even win half its conference — with the virtual blessing of city regulators. Roomscore 2016, a project of the R Street Institute, graded 59 cities on their short-term rental (STR) rules. And Columbus tops the hometowns of all playoff peers with an A-minus.
Tuscaloosa, on the other hand, has had a short-term rental ban on the books for decades.
This earns the city an “F” according to numbers run by R Street researchers, based on metrics that include legal framework and restrictions, tax collection, licensing requirements and “hostile enforcement” of STR regulations.