The Battle for Hearts and Minds Is On!
The L.A. Times published the following hit piece on home sharing. Those opposed to home sharing are posting this article on their social media pages and walls. This is an opportunity for those who support home sharing to explain the problems with the ordinance and the value of home sharing. The more sunlight this issue gets, the more favorable people are about home sharing.
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Comment on the L.A. Times Web page:
Venice has become an epicenter of Los Angeles’ struggle over short-term rentals. Call it the Airbnb problem
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Here’s my comment:
It’s not just greedy landlords,. It’s also the greedy hotel industry that pushed for elements of this ordinance that would greatly hurt people who use airbnb and other platforms, renting out rooms in their own homes, or who rent out their homes when they are away, often on assignment for work. These are homes many hosts have lived in for decades, in communities they’ve lived in, for many years. They are your neighbors and many are older on fixed incomes, with serious health limitations. Many of these hosts would be displaced by this ordinance, only increasing the need for rental units or adding to the displacement going on in communities. That the so called housing rights activists that are behind this ordinance make no distinction in their policies between working people renting out their own home, and greedy landlords is really outrageous.