Los Angeles California

Los Angeles is a mecca for dreamers and creators, and the local home sharing community reflects that aspirational and dynamic identity.

Sharing their homes through Airbnb provides a means for Angelenos to narrow the economic gap by earning a little extra income to help pay rent or mortgage, spreads new economic activity across the city, and as of August 2016, yields critical new tax revenue to support local services.

84% hosts who share their permanent homes

$7,200 annual earnings for a typical host

$1.1B in economic activity

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Packed house celebrates launch of South LA’s first home sharing club

And what a launch it was.

It was a lively affair, full of hosts networking, exchanging home sharing tips and tricks, discussing upcoming short-term rental legislation, catching up with old friends, and meeting new ones.

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Meet twins America and Penelope Lopez: First-gen Mexican-Americans, bikers, coders and Airbnb hosts

“We created a program using Amazon’s Alexa platform to help our Airbnb guests find things around the house and answer questions during their stay,” says Penelope. “With Airbnb we get to use our imagination and love for coding and tech to help our guests — it’s pretty cool.”

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South LA residents embrace home sharing

The event treated the 100-plus attendees to a series of panels and sessions with current hosts and Airbnb staff, covering the company’s beginnings, the ins and outs of home sharing, and the path to becoming a host.

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Report: Airbnb helps older Americans stay in their homes

The report outlines the positive impact this new income can have on older adults’ finances and well-being, as well as home sharing’s potential as a housing solution for the nearly one-in-five Americans who are retired.


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Meet Vanessa | Airbnb Host in South Los Angeles

Meet Vanessa. Airbnb helps supplement her fixed income in retirement and allows her to stay in her family home.

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Airbnb Citizen - 100 Home Sharing Clubs Around the World

Airbnb hosts launched over 100 Home Sharing Clubs worldwide in 2016. This growing network of hosts, guests, small business owners, and local community leaders are working to improve short-term rental laws, support volunteerism, and bring people together. Find your Home Sharing Club today.

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