Listings Drop on Home Sharing Sites as Registration Deadline Hits

at 9:00 AM
Save ArticleSave Article

Failed to save article

Please try again

This article is more than 5 years old.
Pedestrians walk by an apartment for rent on April 21, 2015 in San Francisco, California.  (Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Tuesday is the final day for San Francisco residents to rent some or all of their homes through sites like Airbnb or HomeAway without registering with the city, and the companies are already feeling the effects. Only a fraction of Airbnb hosts have met city requirements, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. Other sites have seen their rolls slashed by far more. One city official said there are so few listings on FlipKey that it looks like a “massacre.” Forum discusses how fewer short term rentals and added regulations will affect the city’s housing crisis, and the people who depend on extra income from home sharing sites.


Carolyn Said, staff writer, San Francisco Chronicle