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A sign is posted on a home on Royal Street Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016 in New Orleans. Julie Jones of Neighbors First for Bywater said a march Sunday was intended to raise awareness of the issue of short term, whole-house rentals and AirBNB rentals in the Marigny, Bywater and St. Roch neighborhoods.

New Orleans began accepting applications for short-term rental licenses on March 13, 2017, the first step toward legalizing the practice of renting out rooms and properties through sites like Airbnb and VRBO.

The vote to legalize the practice came after years of debate between those who rent out all or part of their homes to tourists and opponents who argued short-term rentals cut down on the affordable housing supply, displaced long-term tenants and hurt neighborhoods.

The new regulations go into effect on April 1. For more information on the regulations or the process of applying for a license, click here.

This page will be updated every day with the latest information about the short-term rental applications the city has received.

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