Air BnB's inpact on Affordability

Portland has lost 1,000 affordable homes to short-term rentals

Does turning granny flats, apartments, and other housing into short-term rentals, like those available through Air BnB, have an impact on affordability? Recent data from Portland indicates yes.

β€œOne third of homes that are short-term rentals were previously available as affordable housing stock on the open rental market,” Creager said Thursday over the phone.
— Lizzy Acker, The Oregonian/OregonLive