How is Airbnb really being used in and affecting the neighbourhoods of your city?

Airbnb claims to be part of the "sharing economy" and disrupting the hotel industry. However, data shows that the majority of Airbnb listings in most cities are entire homes, many of which are rented all year round - disrupting housing and communities.

Browse the data for your city below, and see for yourself.

Inside Airbnb: Jersey City

November, 2019

On November 5, 2019, Jersey City voters have an opportunity to affirm, via a voter Ballot, Jersey City Council ordinances which serve to regulate Short-Term Rental activity. This report aims to provide some facts on Short-Term Rental use in Jersey City, especially the distinct and majority Commercial nature of Airbnb use.

Venice Bulletin: Monthly updates on Airbnb in Venice, Italy

May, 2019

This monthly report, portrays the latest numbers on Airbnb listings in Venice (Italy), in terms of absolute amounts, comparison to population and housing stock, neighbourhood distribution and revenue shares among hosts.

A Year Later - Airbnb as a Racial Gentrification Tool.

January 30, 2018

A year later, we look at damning new research on the impact of Airbnb in New York City and talk about the response to the Airbnb Racial Gentrification study, in particular how Airbnb reacted to the research.

The Face of Airbnb, New York City - Airbnb as a Racial Gentrification Tool.

March 1, 2017

In this new study, which looks at Airbnb's role in racial gentrification, Inside Airbnb has racially categorized every host's photograph and found that in prodominatnly Black neighborhoods, white hosts own the majority of listings and recieve most of the economic benefits, while long-term Black residents are most impacted by the loss of housing and neighborhood disruption.

NYC: Report on the new Anti-Airbnb Advertising Law - mostly disregard from Airbnb and hosts.

November 16, 2016

Despite the prospect of increased enforcement under the new Anti-Airbnb Advertising Law, Airbnb and their NYC hosts have responded with disregard - ony a small number of illegal listings have been taken off the market, and many hosts are blatantly trying to hide their illegal listings through simple misdirection.

City of LA: Incentive Data Shows that Landlords Make More Money Renting Short-term for as Few as 60 Days Per Year

August 30, 2016

Inside Airbnb’s Murray Cox releases data showing that affordable housing will be lost if short-term rentals are permitted for as few as 60-days per year in some Los Angeles neighborhoods.

NYC: Battle Against Airbnb Hosts with Multiple Entire Home Listings Won, but the War Against Commercial Listings Continues

July 8, 2016

Airbnb re-writes the disappearance of multiple home hosts in NYC to fit their lobbying, but Airbnb's business model incentivizes commercial use, regardless of whether you rent one home permanently or multiple.

How Airbnb's Data hid the Facts in New York City

February 10, 2016

On December 1 2015, Airbnb made data available about its business in New York City, with much fanfare. This report shows that the Airbnb data release misled the media and the public.

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