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.

While we support legitimate home sharing, we aim to bring relief to community members who are concerned, ignored, evicted, and deceived by commercialized short-term rental abuse, and who are ready to stop being exploited. We offer useful information, develop short-term rental awareness campaigns and highlight opportunities to take action.

Tell us about an Unregistered Short-Term Rental Conversion

Report an Unregistered/Illegal Short-Term Rental to the City

Report Multi-Unit Short-Term Rental Violation to HCID-LA

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    BIG WIN - Thank you for your help!

    PLUM just delivered our communities a huge win by passing Appendix A, sending it to the full City Council, and then rejecting a motion that would have allowed short term rentals in RSO buildings with 4 units or less.  We would just like to say a big THANK YOU to everyone who sent letters, called City Councilmembers and took time out of their day yesterday to attend the PLUM hearing.   Your letters, calls, presence and testimony definitely moved the needle with the committee and helped us secure a very necessary win to ensure compliance and enforcement of the Home-Sharing Ordinance (HSO).  It’s been a long fight, and we at KNF sincerely appreciate your commitment and participation!! To summarize yesterday’s PLUM activities:
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    Help Prevent HSO Enforcement Delays

    A BIG thank you to Councilman Bonin for your strong leadership passing the Home Sharing Ordinance and protecting our affordable housing and our communities.  Thank you also to Councilman Blumenfield for your steadfast support for the Home Sharing Regulations.  And thanks to everyone who came  to Councilmember Bonin’s Press Conference on Tuesday! Our coalition had a strong showing to support enforcement of the Home-Sharing Ordinance. Thank you to our partners at Unite Here Local 11, Strategic Actions for a Just Economy, Venice Community Housing, Coalition for Economic Survival, Thai Community Development Center, Koreatown Immigrant Workers Alliance, Esperanza Community Housing, Crenshaw Subway Coalition, Inquilinos Unidos, Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy and the hotel associations for all your hard work.  You can see the photos from the press conference below:
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