San Francisco Study Says airbnb Converts Long-term Rentals into Short-term Rentals

Report Finds Airbnb May Contribute to San Francisco’s Housing Woes

From Time, May 14, 2015

A report released on Thursday found that about 15% of San Francisco’s vacant housing may have been removed from the market so it could be rented out on sharing economy platform Airbnb. This comes at a time when the company is waging legal battles in several cities—and when renting out one’s home for less than 30 days has just been banned in Santa Monica, Calif.