Keep Neighborhoods First is a grass roots coalition of neighbors, tenants, and affordable housing advocates, working men and women, and business and hotel owners who have come together to solve the problems created by the proliferation of commercial short term rentals in our neighborhoods.
We are concerned about:
- The rapid loss of affordable housing
- Safety and stability of our neighborhoods
- The diminishing quality of life for Angelenos
- Homes and apartments turning into hotels
- Entire neighborhoods becoming tourist zones
KNF has successfully brought together thousands of stakeholders all over Los Angeles and throughout California to create a united voice to protect our communities from the impacts of short-term rentals. Together we have already helped shape the legislative process at City Hall, forcing a real conversation. We have mobilized speakers, held rallies, marches against bad operators and demanded action. KNF is proud of the role we are playing in developing the regulations at City Hall to ensure real protection in our neighborhoods
However, we know that Airbnb and other short-term rental platforms are prepared to spend millions of dollars to protect their profits in Los Angeles. By growing Keep Neighborhoods First, and continuing to advocate for our communities, we can help influence effective and enforceable regulations that protect our neighborhoods from the negative impacts of illegal short-term rentals.
We do not oppose legitimate home sharing. Rather, we aim to bring together the concerned, ignored, evicted, and deceived community members who are ready to stop commercialized short-term rental abuse. We offer useful information, develop awareness campaigns about short-term rentals, and highlight opportunities to take action.
Our Supporters and Coalition Partners