City leaders ask FTC to ‘take action’ on Airbnb

Thursday, October 13, 2016

A group of 25 elected officials and 17 community groups is calling on the Federal Trade Commission to collect data on Airbnb listings and the revenue the listings generate. The rationale is that the data could help shape a policy to regulate short-term rentals, as city leaders say housing costs are rising amid housing shortages. The letter adds on to a similar call from Senators Elizabeth Warren, Dianne Feinstein and Brian Schatz in July. Click here to read the rest of the article.