Tenants, Housing, Labor Advocates Call for Crack Down on Illegal Short-Term Rentals as Airbnb Open Comes to Downtown LA
Airbnb Open, the user conference for Airbnb hosts, guests, and supporters, will be held in Los Angeles this year. Airbnb hosts, leaders, and supporters from all over the world will gather in our city to discuss the future of the home sharing site and promote short term rentals.
Join us and our allies on Wednesday, November 16 at 11am for a press conference: “Welcome Airbnb, Please don’t take our homes!”
On Wednesday, at 11:00 AM, dozens of tenants, community activists and labor leaders will rally in support of new legislation that protects affordable housing by strengthening prohibitions against illegal Airbnb short-term rentals. Prior to the start of the Airbnb Open, the group will gather outside of 8th+Hope – a $200 million luxury development that stands as a symbol of LA’s housing crisis, with dozens of illegal short-term rentals – to announce a new digital and grassroots mobilization campaign highlighting Airbnb’s robbing the city of affordable housing and driving up rents for tenants across the city. The rally will kick off a series of events, where tenants and housing advocates will be handing out leaflets throughout the downtown area where the Airbnb Open will be taking place.
WHEN: Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at 11:00 AM
WHERE: 8th + Hope building (801 South Hope Street)
SPEAKERS: Carrie Kirshman, evicted tenant; Becky Dennison, Venice Community Housing; Chanchanit Martorell, Thai CDC; Kathy Youngblood, Andaz Hotel worker, Watts resident; Maria Elena Durazo, Vice President for Immigration, Civil rights and Diversity, Unite HERE