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Momentum is building in D.C. to finally take a stand against commercial operators running hotel businesses out of residential apartments. Concerned neighbors and residents whose communities are being disrupted and whose rent prices are skyrocketing are finally being heard.

Earlier this year, Ward 5 Councilmember Kenyan McDuffie introduced a strong piece of legislation that would require Washingtonians who rent homes on Airbnb to be limited to one property and obtain a new short-term rental business license.

This legislation would help to rein in multi-unit commercial operators who have overtaken those taking part in traditional home sharing, robbing neighborhoods of affordable housing in an already expensive market.

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ICYMI: PRESBURY – Illegal Hotels Threaten Communities and Affordable Housing in D.C.

Dec 23, 2017

Have you seen what ILLEGAL Airbnb operators are doing to your neighborhood

Nov 20, 2017

Letter to the Editor: D.C. City Council Must Regulate Commercial Operators Exploiting Airbnb

Nov 12, 2017

Manafort Money Laundering Scheme Highlights Airbnb’s Lack of Transparency

Oct 31, 2017

Airbnb Affects Home Prices & Rent – in D.C. and Across the Country

Oct 23, 2017

Disabled Guests Not Welcome in Many D.C. Airbnbs

Aug 22, 2017

An AirbnbWATCH Washington, D.C. Exclusive

Aug 10, 2017

Four Tips for Identifying an Illegal Hotel in Your Neighborhood

Aug 10, 2017

One Way to Protect D.C.’s Affordable Housing? Crack Down on Airbnb’s Illegal Hotels

Jul 11, 2017

AirbnbWATCH Launches Washington, D.C. Chapter

Jul 6, 2017