This week’s Inky coverage and a clarification.

This week’s edition of the Inquirer & Mirror presented arguments on both sides of Article 90, our proposed short-term rental licensing bylaw. I’m attaching the OpEd authored by our founding board member, Peter McCausland, if your newspaper copy hasn’t arrived yet.  The other OpEd published that argued against the bylaw was authored by Henry Sanford – […]

215 new short-term rentals in 6 months.

The number of short-term rentals on the Island keeps growing. The State’s registry shows Nantucket added over 200 short-term rentals in just six months – that’s a 10% increase for a total of 2,215 registered short-term rentals by the end of 2020. Meanwhile, Nantucket is losing 65 year-round homes each year, despite a growing population. […]

ACK•NOW aims to protect the island and its community.

In case you haven’t had the chance to read the latest edition of the Inquirer & Mirror, here’s a letter to the editor we submitted. To the Editor, Last week Mr. Barnes wrote a letter to the editor with thoughts about ACK•Now and our proposed article on short-term rentals. Mr. Barnes acknowledges there’s a problem to […]

Airbnb to investors: communities want more control.

Airbnb started in 2007 when two guys rented out a room with an air mattress to earn extra cash. Last week, the company’s IPO confirmed the tech giant is worth over $100 billion. And CEO Brian Chesky admits one of the reasons they’ve been so successful is because they put inns and B&Bs out of […]

ACK•Now Chair states the facts.

Last week the Inquirer & Mirror reported on our short-term rental bylaw article to help protect year-round housing and island neighborhoods. Here’s a letter ACK•Now’s Chair, Tobias Glidden, sent to the Letterbag in response: To the Editor, Your recent coverage of the licensing bylaw proposed by ACK•Now to stem the impacts of short-term rentals on […]

Our proposed solution for short-term rentals.

After months of researching the transformation of the short-term rental market, lessons from communities across the country, the impacts on Nantucket, and potential approaches for this unique island, we’re ready to share a proposed solution. It’s a local bylaw that will be put before Nantucket voters at the annual town meeting in the spring – […]

ACK•Now on Monday Scoop

ACK•Now’s Executive Director, Julia Lindner, met with Monday Scoop host and Sconset resident, Georgia Raysman, to discuss how Airbnb has changed the vacation rental market, the impacts on housing, and neighborhoods, and the tools available for communities. Click the photo below to watch the full interview. Please share it with friends and family. We hope […]

324 to 1,472 – Where will our community live?

The sharing economy and companies like Airbnb have disrupted industries and markets. A decade after launching, Airbnb has over 7 million listings, including over 660,000 in the US alone. It’s still growing, adding 14,000 new hosts every month.  What do we know about the rise of Airbnb and the like on Nantucket up until the […]

ACK•Now Announces New Leadership Focused on Sustainable Future for Island Community.

Nantucket, Massachusetts – October 23, 2020 – ACK•Now announced a new board chair who will help support the organization’s work to improve Nantucket’s quality of life. Tobias Glidden, who has served on the board since ACK•Now’s launch in 2019, will serve as its new board chair. He is a local business owner with a long family […]