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Tenants union wants Bozeman to ban short-term rentals 

Last month, Bozeman Tenants United held a town hall meeting attended by about 300 people and some city commissioners. The new tenant union’s first major initiative is advocating for a ban on certain types of short-term rentals (like Airbnbs and VRBOs) in Bozeman, with the idea that those homes would be converted into long-term housing. The city’s current ordinance limiting short-term rentals, the group maintains, doesn’t go far enough.But hHow much banning short-term rentals might alleviate the staggering cost of housing in Bozeman is not straightforward.