Criticism of Airbnb’s effects on the supply of affordable housing has been growing inLos Angeles, New York, and most recently San Francisco, where a report released earlier this month found that between 925 and 1,960 affordable housing units have remained vacant so that they can be rented out on Airbnb and other short-term rental sites like VRBO and HomeAway.
In the case of West Hollywood, the most recent municipality weighing an outright banon short-term rentals, the issue is not affordable housing, but concerns over noise, safety, and renters throwing parties, like the one that recently did major damage to a property in Calgary, Alberta. Read full article.
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