Local organization calls for end of short-term vacation rentals in San Diego
SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Mayoral candidate Barbara Bry joined a group of volunteers from Save San Diego Neighborhoods to call on the city to crack down on illegal short-term vacation rentals.
Online marketplaces like Airbnb, VRBO.com, and HomeAway have exploded in growth over the past couple of years. Increasing numbers of homeowners are renting part or all of their dwelling to vacationers in order to earn passive income.
Cities like San Diego, which attract large numbers of tourists, have seen out-of-state companies come in and buy numerous homes exclusively for use as short-term rentals. With San Diego’s housing crisis, residents and community leaders are fed up.