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HIP Housing connects home seekers with people who have space to spare. The nonprofit is realizing its home providers are renting through Airbnb for more revenue. Brendan Bartholomew/Special to the S.F. Examiner.

Peninsula housing provider concerned over Airbnb impact on supply

A nonprofit on the front lines of San Mateo County’s housing crunch…

HIP Housing connects home seekers with people who have space to spare. The nonprofit is realizing its home providers are renting through Airbnb for more revenue. Brendan Bartholomew/Special to the S.F. Examiner.
Organizers of a ballot initiative for a moratorium on market-rate housing in the Mission are confident they have enough signatures to qualify for the November ballot.  Mike Koozmin, S.F. Examiner, 2015

Organizers for Airbnb, Mission moratorium ballot measures say they’ve met signature gathering goals

Organizers behind two potential local ballot measures on some of the most…

Organizers of a ballot initiative for a moratorium on market-rate housing in the Mission are confident they have enough signatures to qualify for the November ballot.  Mike Koozmin, S.F. Examiner, 2015
Housing Rights Committee of San Francisco member, Sarah Sherburn-Zimmer holds a sign at a press conference against Airbnb's unregulated rentals. Monday, June 8 2015 at the Airbnb Headquarters, located at 888 Brannan St., San Francisco. Natasha Dangond/Special to the S.F. Examiner

Effects of Airbnb disputed prior to Board of Supervisors regulation vote

San Francisco voters would support a ballot initiative calling for The City…

Housing Rights Committee of San Francisco member, Sarah Sherburn-Zimmer holds a sign at a press conference against Airbnb's unregulated rentals. Monday, June 8 2015 at the Airbnb Headquarters, located at 888 Brannan St., San Francisco. Natasha Dangond/Special to the S.F. Examiner
San Francisco's Disctrict 9 Supervisor, David Campos, speaking to the public at a press conference protesting against unregulated Airbnbs. Monday, June 8, 2015 at the Airbnb Headquarters, located at 888 Brannan St., San Francisco. Natasha Dangond/Special to the S.F. Examiner

On Guard: Airbnb regulatory process rigged from the start

For Airbnb, new proposed regulations resemble home- sharing hell. But San Franciscans…

San Francisco's Disctrict 9 Supervisor, David Campos, speaking to the public at a press conference protesting against unregulated Airbnbs. Monday, June 8, 2015 at the Airbnb Headquarters, located at 888 Brannan St., San Francisco. Natasha Dangond/Special to the S.F. Examiner
Photo by Natasha Dangond/Special to the SF ExaminerHousing Rights Committee of San Francisco member

Effects of Airbnb disputed prior to Board of Supervisors regulation vote

San Francisco voters would support a ballot initiative calling for The City…

Photo by Natasha Dangond/Special to the SF ExaminerHousing Rights Committee of San Francisco member
Natasha Dangond/Special to the S.F. ExaminerSupervisor David Campos is shown during a Monday rally for short-term rental reform.

On Guard: Airbnb regulatory process rigged from the start

For Airbnb, new proposed regulations resemble home- sharing hell. But San Franciscans…

Natasha Dangond/Special to the S.F. ExaminerSupervisor David Campos is shown during a Monday rally for short-term rental reform.
Gabrielle Lurie/Special to The S.F. ExaminerProtestors called for city officials to immediately begin efforts to collect more than $25 million in past due taxes owed by Airbnb at a press conference on Monday

Planning commissioner changed controversial Airbnb vote after text message from Mayor’s Office

The Office of Mayor Ed Lee silently intervened in a controversial Planning…

Gabrielle Lurie/Special to The S.F. ExaminerProtestors called for city officials to immediately begin efforts to collect more than $25 million in past due taxes owed by Airbnb at a press conference on Monday

SF law favors instead of regulates Airbnb

I agree with the smiling actors in Airbnb’s commercials — sharing is…

Mike Koozmin/SF ExaminerThe president of Home Sharers of San Francisco Peter Kwan leads a press conference on the steps of city hall Thursday to urge the San Francisco Planning Commission to address a proposal by Supervisor Campos which in part would give government access to Airbnb user data.

Airbnb-related violations cited in more and more SF evictions

Bigger than the Ellis Act and more disruptive than condominium conversions, San…

Mike Koozmin/SF ExaminerThe president of Home Sharers of San Francisco Peter Kwan leads a press conference on the steps of city hall Thursday to urge the San Francisco Planning Commission to address a proposal by Supervisor Campos which in part would give government access to Airbnb user data.
File photoCommissioner Dennis Richards

SF Planning Commission recommends limiting Airbnb rentals, other changes to law

After hours of public testimony and debate Thursday, The City’s Planning Commission…

File photoCommissioner Dennis Richards
AP Photo/Desmond BoylanTourists walk beside two privately owned houses with rooms for rent in Havana

Airbnb offers Cuba lodgings in major US business expansion

HAVANA — The popular online home-rental service Airbnb is allowing American travelers…

AP Photo/Desmond BoylanTourists walk beside two privately owned houses with rooms for rent in Havana
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Courtesy VRBO.comThe Housing Rights Committee of San Francisco and two city tenants have filed a lawsuit against short-term residential rental company VRBO and holding company HomeAway alleging multiple violations

Housing Rights Committee sues VRBO, HomeAway alleging violations of SF laws

Short-term residential rental platforms VRBO and HomeAway are in violation of San…

Courtesy VRBO.comThe Housing Rights Committee of San Francisco and two city tenants have filed a lawsuit against short-term residential rental company VRBO and holding company HomeAway alleging multiple violations
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Planning Department prepares for registrations after short-term rental law takes effect

After a controversial law regulating Airbnb and similar short-term residential rental platforms…

Photo by Natasha Dangond/Special to the SF ExaminerHousing Rights Committee of San Francisco member

SF Democratic Party urges Airbnb to pay back taxes

San Francisco's Democratic Party has a message for Airbnb: Pay your taxes.…

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Frank Franklin/AP file photoThe Board of Supervisors voted 9-2 to deny an appeal that will allow an electronic cigarette business on Ocean Avenue to move forward. Opponents argued that vaping is unsafe and wrongly influences children to use tobacco.

Supervisors reject appeal against e-cigarette business as part of packed agenda

The Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved a renegotiated deal with the…

Frank Franklin/AP file photoThe Board of Supervisors voted 9-2 to deny an appeal that will allow an electronic cigarette business on Ocean Avenue to move forward. Opponents argued that vaping is unsafe and wrongly influences children to use tobacco.

Ethics complaint filed against Supervisor David Chiu and Airbnb’s strategy firm

A group of San Francisco voters plans to file a complaint today…

Courtesy www.airbnb.comThe Board of Supervisors has approved an ordinance legalizing short-term rentals like those offered through Airbnb

San Francisco legalizes short-term rentals amid housing squeeze

After months of debate and three public hearings lasting hours, San Francisco…

Courtesy www.airbnb.comThe Board of Supervisors has approved an ordinance legalizing short-term rentals like those offered through Airbnb
Jeff Chiu/AP File photoBoston is considering restrictions on ridesharing services like Lyft and Uber.

Tech-friendly cities struggle with new biz rules

BOSTON -- A renowned technology hub that is home to some of…

Jeff Chiu/AP File photoBoston is considering restrictions on ridesharing services like Lyft and Uber.