Since 2008, Airbnb hosts in the City of Los Angeles have provided accommodations to tourists and business travelers from all over the globe. With more visitors traveling to Los Angeles than ever before, Airbnb and other short-term rental providers are now a common and important feature of the City’s hospitality sector.
LA’s vibrant Airbnb host community has played an important part in advocating for sensible short-term rental regulations that protect their ability to continue earning critical income to make ends meet. In December 2018, the Los Angeles City Council passed a new ordinance that legalizes home sharing in LA and creates a pathway to regulate the city’s longstanding vacation rental market that includes sensible guardrails to protect housing.
This is a big step in the right direction and Airbnb remains committed to working with the City to develop comprehensive, enforceable rules that are a model for cities around the world.