Study after study is showing that short-term vacation rentals negatively impact neighborhoods. That's true even in parts of cities where STVR are not prevalent, as the San Diego affordable housing study on this page shows. STUDIESSAN DIEGO VAC. RENTAL DATAPENN STATE STUDYNYC-AIRBNB STUDYUNITE HERE SAN DIEGO STUDY
Unite Here/MPS study
finds entire home
rentals - not rooms -
drive Airbnb in San Diego
A Unite Here/MPS study released in February 2016 shows 84% of Airbnb
value in San Diego is due to entire home rentals.
Only 16% of Airbnb's value in San Diego is from home sharing (room rentals).
So, all those Airbnb ads about students making ends meet by renting rooms are deceptively trying to paint a false picture of what Airbnb is really doing to local neighborhoods.
The real picture of Airbnb in San Diego - according to the Unite Here/MPS study - is closer to the statement in the Union-Tribune by hotelier Bill Evans. "Nationally, we're seeing more and more (Airbnb) people with 40,50 or more properties," he said (May 7, 2016).