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Legitimizing Airbnb’s illegal activity? In Hawaii, and across the country, the stakes are too high for leaders to fail

In the Honolulu Civil Beat last week, Victor Gemaniani of the Hawaii Appleseed Center for Law and Economic Justice made an incredibly Read More

Russian scammers, U.K. gangs and US Scammers: most recent Airbnb revelations and more illegal activity

Airbnb rentals are becoming a major safety concern in neighborhoods around the world Following recent news reports (listed below) of Read More

Manafort Money Laundering Scheme Highlights Airbnb’s Lack of Transparency

The news of the federal indictment of Paul Manafort, who was charged with money laundering through his illegal short-term rental property Read More

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

 A new report from the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) published in The Wall Street Journal recently shows that Airbnb is Read More

End Illegal Hotels In The Nation’s Capital

Today, AirbnbWATCH launched a major, multi-platform advertising campaign to shine a spotlight on the negative impact of Airbnb’s Read More

Tell the “Old Line State” to Draw a Hard Line Against Illegal Hotels

Summer in Maryland means enjoying the beaches, getting out on the Chesapeake and finding ways to beat the heat and humidity. This summer Read More

Disabled Guests Not Welcome in Many D.C. Airbnbs

An eye-opening opinion piece recently published in The Hill revealed the difficulty that many people with disabilities encounter when Read More

Venice Beach Afflicted by the “Airbnb Problem”

If you haven’t read LA Times Columnist Robin Abcarian’s chronicle of the plague that has hit Venice Beach, which she dubs the Read More

An AirbnbWATCH Washington, D.C. Exclusive

D.C.’s bustling Dupont Circle area has many interesting hotel options – but book a room at DuPont Place, and you’ll find yourself in Read More

Four Tips for Identifying an Illegal Hotel in Your Neighborhood

You choose to live in a neighborhood, not a hotel. Yet, there’s a good chance one of your neighbors is operating an illegal hotel or Read More



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