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Aug 19, 2016

How Airbnb Can Support Low-Income Neighborhoods in NYC

New York City suffers from some of the greatest income and wealth inequality in the nation. In Manhattan, the top 5 percent of households earned 88 times as much as the poorest 20 percent in 2013—the highest disparity of any American county. Meanwhile, over 1 in 5 New Yorkers, including 30 percent of youth, live Read more

Jul 27, 2016

New York: Jordan's Airbnb Story

Meet Jordan.  After using Airbnb as a guest, Jordan decided it was time to return the joy of the experience to people traveling to New York. “We always had such a good time staying at Airbnb listings and living like locals when we traveled away from home.  My roommate at the time, Corey, and I Read more

Jul 18, 2016

New York: Lee’s Airbnb Story

Meet Lee. Several years ago, Lee was diagnosed with Stage IV cancer. With medical bills stacking up and the need to retire early from his career in finance to focus on his health, Lee turned to Airbnb to help him stay afloat. Nestled on a tree-lined street in Ozone Park, Queens, Lee’s two-family house is Read more

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Jul 14, 2016

New York: Hosting is Keeping Linda’s Family in Their Home

Meet Linda. Linda and her husband are freelance 3D animators living in Flushing, Queens. When Linda took time off after having her first child, she found her skill set had quickly become obsolete in the fast-paced world of animation. Faced with unemployment, a mortgage payment and a second baby on the way, Linda turned to Read more

Jul 7, 2016

One Host, One Home: New York City

Today, we are releasing new information about our community in New York City. These numbers, which are current as of June 1st, provide the most up-to-date information on our host community in New York City. Below are some key takeaways from the report:   96 percent of Airbnb hosts who share an entire home have Read more

Jun 20, 2016

Update on Legislation in New York

Last week, the New York State Senate and Assembly hastily passed legislation in the eleventh hour of this year’s legislative session that would penalize everyday New Yorkers for advertising their homes on platforms like Airbnb. If it becomes law, this legislation would threaten thousands of low and middle income New Yorkers with fines of up Read more

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