New York City Council Gets Earful about airbnb

Is Airbnb David or Goliath? Opponents and advocates of the short-term rental platform both say the service is disrupting the country’s biggest housing market: New York City. From The Atlantic, January 15, 2014 Tuesday morning, a merry troupe of New Yorkers⎯artists, working stiffs, freelancers, hipsters, and a few likely owners of multiple cats⎯gathered at city […]

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Community Forum and Study of Short-term Rentals in Ashville, NC

No easy answers at Asheville short-term rentals forum From the Citizen-Times, January 21, 2015 When the Asheville Convention and Visitors Bureau originally planned to host a community forum about short-term rentals, it was going to be held in a 60-seat board room.That idea didn’t last long. As the executive director of the local tourism-centric organization […]

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airbnb and the Disabled

Uber and Airbnb Leave Disabled People Behind From The Daily Beast, October 4, 2014 Uber is facing a lawsuit for discriminating against blind passengers, while many Airbnb rentals don’t comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act. As the so-called “sharing economy” continues to upend the transportation and hotel industries, companies like Uber and Airbnb now serve […]

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