Chris Lehane’s Foul Playbook

Last week The Washington Post profiled how Airbnb’s Head of Policy Chris Lehane is “rewriting the political playbook for Silicon Read More

Boston Airbnb Fire Sends Seven to Hospital

Seven people –including one Airbnb guest – were hospitalized following a house fire in Somerville, Massachusetts, just outside of Read More

Editorial: Regulators Shouldn’t Do Their Jobs?

A recent editorial in The Washington Post declared that “regulators should resist cracking down” on Airbnb. That seems backwards: if Read More

Victory for Affordable Housing in New York

More and more policymakers are realizing the damage that commercial operators using short-term rental websites like Airbnb to run illegal Read More

A Tale of Two Tax Deals

Airbnb has managed to procure sweetheart tax agreements in counties all over Florida. Brevard, Bradford, Citrus, Columbia, Desoto, Dixie, Read More

Music City Has an Illegal Hotel Problem

Only three percent of a specific area in Nashville’s Davidson County allows for short term rentals, but a TV investigation by Read More

Top Dems in Senate Call on FTC to Investigate Illegal Hotels

In a letter sent to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) today, Senators Brian Schatz (D-HI), Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Elizabeth Warren Read More

Airbnb Partiers Wreak Havoc on Quiet Florida Community

Airbnb is creating headaches for communities once again, this time in a quiet neighborhood in Tampa Bay, Florida. The Tampa Bay Times Read More

Illegal Hotels Fuel Airbnb’s $30B Valuation

Here’s a hot tip for investors from someone who would know: if Airbnb comes looking for a handout, run in the other direction. According Read More

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