Home Sharing: Michigan’s Next Property Rights Battle

Free event in Lansing to discuss accommodations of the future

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Chantal Lovell
Communications Manager
(989) 698-1914

LANSING — Renting out the family summer cottage is a common practice in Michigan, and with today’s technologies, it’s easier than ever. But not everyone agrees that homeowners should be allowed to use emerging platforms – like Airbnb, HomeAway, VRBO and more ­­— to connect with would-be renters.

The Mackinac Center for Public Policy is hosting a free luncheon next week in Lansing to explore the issue of home sharing, which is primed to become the focal point of Michigan’s next property rights battle. Two Michigan residents who rent out their properties to short-term vacationers will join other panelists to discuss their experiences, the hurdles property owners face and the benefits of home sharing.

The Michigan Legislature is considering bills to affirm homeowners’ rights to use their properties for short-term rentals and prevent governments from banning home sharing.

Lunch is free and is included with reservations.

Register online at mackinac.org. For more information, contact the Mackinac Center at 989-698-1905 or events@mackinac.org.


Wednesday, June 14, 2017


11:30 a.m. - Check-in and lunch available


Noon to 1:00 p.m. - Program with Q&A


Free admission



Radisson Lansing Hotel at the Capitol


Michigan II & III


111 North Grand Avenue


Lansing, MI 48933