Posts tagged: dc

Disabled Guests Not Welcome in Many D.C. Airbnbs

August 22, 2017

An eye-opening opinion piece recently published in The Hill revealed the difficulty that many people with disabilities encounter when trying to rent short-term rentals. Dr. Unnia Pettus, PhD, a clergy leader, community activist and disability advocate from Washington, D.C. wrote... View Article

Keeping Guests Safe in D.C.

June 30, 2017

At last, the Washington, D.C. city council is taking action on Airbnb’s less-than-stellar record on safety standards – and NBC Washington is taking notice. NBC correctly points out that “when you stay in a hotel in Washington, D.C., your accommodations... View Article

Airbnb Illegal Hotels DON’T ‘Belong’ in D.C.

August 31, 2016

Last week the Washington Post editorial board posed the question “Does Airbnb ‘belong’ in D.C.?“ A more accurate question would be, “Do commercial landlords who use Airbnb to flout the law, reduce affordable housing stock and undermine communities ‘belong’ in... View Article