Los Angeles California

Los Angeles is a mecca for dreamers and creators, and the local home sharing community reflects that aspirational and dynamic identity.

Sharing their homes through Airbnb provides a means for Angelenos to narrow the economic gap by earning a little extra income to help pay rent or mortgage, spreads new economic activity across the city, and as of August 2016, yields critical new tax revenue to support local services.

84% hosts who share their permanent homes

$9,100 annual earnings for a typical host

$1.4B in economic activity

Meet Carolyn.

Airbnb allows Mid City vacation rental host Carolyn to earn extra income and spend more time with her family.

“It’s me enjoying being a host for tourists who want to come to the city, and It’s me wanting to spend as much time with my kids while they are still very young and need me.”



Report: Airbnb & Vacation Rentals in the City of Los Angeles

The growing popularity of short-term rental platforms like Airbnb has led to conversations about how best to regulate the industry. As city leaders continue to debate short-term rental regulations, a new report provides more insight into “full-time Airbnb rentals,” or entire home and apartment units rented on our platform for more than 180 days per year.

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Meet Mel.

Mel, a lifelong Angeleno, shares his family home in West Adams with travelers.

“Hosting has enabled me to keep the home in the family.”



Univision and Airbnb partner to offer “Behind the Scenes with Univision LA” Experience

This month we announced a unique Airbnb Experience that will bring guests behind the scenes of Univision’s Los Angeles studios with anchor and host Leon Krauze – and benefit California journalism students at the same time.

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Airbnb hosts lobby LA City Council for fair home sharing rules

Airbnb hosts from across Los Angeles gathered at LA City Hall last week to meet with council members and advocate for common sense short-term rental regulations that allow Angelenos to share their home while cracking down on bad actors who remove housing from the rental market.



Report: Airbnb, hotels, and growing the hospitality pie in LA

Last month the New York Times exposed the hotel industry’s multimillion-dollar plan to protect their profits by attacking our host community. As part of its agenda to limit home sharing, the American Hotel and Lodging Association has opposed Airbnb’s efforts to collect and remit taxes on behalf of our guests and hosts in Los Angeles.

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Meet America and Penelope: Twins, bikers, coders and Airbnb hosts

“With Airbnb, we get to use our imagination and love for coding and tech to help our guests — it’s pretty cool.”

Packed house celebrates launch of South LA’s first home sharing club

And what a launch it was.

It was a lively affair, full of hosts networking, exchanging home sharing tips and tricks, discussing upcoming short-term rental legislation, catching up with old friends, and meeting new ones.

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South LA residents embrace home sharing

The event treated the 100-plus attendees to a series of panels and sessions with current hosts and Airbnb staff, covering the company’s beginnings, the ins and outs of home sharing, and the path to becoming a host.

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Report: Airbnb helps older Americans stay in their homes

The report outlines the positive impact this new income can have on older adults’ finances and well-being, as well as home sharing’s potential as a housing solution for the nearly one-in-five Americans who are retired.


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Meet Vanessa | Airbnb Host in South Los Angeles | Airbnb Citizen

Meet Vanessa. Airbnb helps supplement her fixed income in retirement and allows her to stay in her family home.

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Airbnb Citizen - 100 Home Sharing Clubs Around the World

Airbnb hosts launched over 100 Home Sharing Clubs worldwide in 2016. This growing network of hosts, guests, small business owners, and local community leaders are working to improve short-term rental laws, support volunteerism, and bring people together. Find your Home Sharing Club today.

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Get local, get involved. Home Sharing Clubs are a place for hosts to connect with each other, serve their communities and support fair home sharing legislation.