As Housing Crunch Intensifies Across the Country, Data Gives a Peek at Airbnb Impact

The housing crisis continues to spiral and inflation reached a 40-year high this summer. Some say short-term rentals aren’t helping.

By Andrew Williams
Published August 30, 2022  Updated on August 30, 2022 at 9:51 am

With U.S. cities facing clear housing shortages, homes being used as short-term rentals on Airbnb and other platforms are drawing renewed scrutiny from residents and activists pushing cities to consider new regulations.

Data and maps of available listings gives a view of just how much those Airbnbs and other short-term rentals could be impacting neighborhood housing, even if it is widely acknowledged that it is not the only factor in the crunch.

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