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From families who have lived in Bed-Stuy brownstones for generations to freelance creatives in the Bronx, Airbnb is helping New Yorkers stay in their homes and supporting their vibrant communities.

But home sharing is more than a way for New Yorkers to make ends meet. Every guest who spends money at a local business on a host’s recommendation contributes to the health of small businesses, including many in neighborhoods beyond the traditional hotel district of midtown Manhattan.

Harassment | Airbnb Citizen

Q: Why is the hotel industry going after regular people who share their home on Airbnb to earn a little extra income?

A: Because they want to protect their huge profits.

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Meet Mike & Sharon | Bronx, New York | Airbnb Citizen

Like thousands of other New Yorkers, Mike and Sharon rely on the income they make from home sharing to stay in their home with their three children. All the while, they offer new perspectives to travelers visiting The Bronx and help sustain the local economy. Support Mike and Sharon — don’t take away their right to share their home. Support home sharing in your neighborhood.

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Meet Carmelo | Washington Heights, New York | Airbnb Citizen

Big hotels want to take away Carmelo’s right to share his home. Help Carmelo stay in the community he loves. Support home sharing in New York.

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Comptroller Stringer’s bogus report uses New York hosts as scapegoats

New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer released a deeply flawed report. The Comptroller’s findings are wrong on the facts, wrong on the methodology and wrong in its conclusions. New Yorkers and Airbnb hosts stand together in saying this: we deserve better use of our tax dollars. Rather than attacking the nearly 50,000 middle-class families who rely on Airbnb, it’s time for Comptroller Stringer to work with us to help New Yorkers stay in their homes.

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95% of hosts who share an entire home have only one entire home listing

$6,401 median annual earnings from home sharing citywide

89% of listings are located outside the hotel district of Midtown Manhattan

54% of hosts in the five boroughs are women

A letter to Comptroller Stringer

Asking important questions of Comptroller Stringer following release of a deeply flawed report.

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Meet small business owners of Take a Break cafe in Carroll Gardens

“Airbnb brings diversity and a positive vibe to our neighborhood,” the couple explains, “Its users help to advertise our business and make other travelers want to come here the next time they are in Brooklyn.”

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One Host, One Home

We are committed to working with New York leaders to promote responsible home sharing throughout the five boroughs. Central to that effort is a “One Host, One Home” policy that will limit hosts to one entire-home listing in New York City.

 

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Meet Linda | Airbnb Host in NYC | Airbnb Citizen

Meet Linda. Raising a family in New York is expensive. Airbnb helps Linda’s family make ends meet.

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