Airbnb guest charged with sexual assault after climbing naked into bed of host’s 7-year-old daughter

An Airbnb guest was arrested after a Minnesota host found the man naked in bed with his young daughter. The homeowner, who was not identified, called police Sunday night to report that Derrick Aaron Kinchen had allegedly tried to sexually assault his 7-year-old daughter…  

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Airbnb, NAACP partnership met with skepticism

The NAACP is partnering with Airbnb to get people in “communities of color” to rent out their extra rooms — in exchange for the civil-rights organization getting a 20 percent cut of the fees, the short-term rental service said Wednesday. The move is supposed to help Airbnb clean up its image following reports of racist Airbnb hosts denying their homes to black guests, but critics say the NAACP is simply getting into the gentrification business.

Airbnb, the Next Underground Railroad? Puh-lease.

Airbnb, the Next Underground Railroad? Puh-lease. By: Bertha Lewis, Founder and President of The Black Institute After decades of working in New York City’s communities of color, I really believed I had seen the lowest depths of racist and offensive misinformation spread in the name of profit, but Airbnb’s recent attack on the city’s illegal […]

NY State Law Would Force Airbnb To Share Rental Locations

Law360, New York (July 18, 2017, 7:33 PM EDT) — A New York state Assemblymember announced a bill on Tuesday that would require short-term rentals sites such as Airbnb to share the location details of their rental offerings, a move that supporters said would increase transparency in the industry and help preserve affordable housing. The legislation, introduced by […]

Lawmaker wants apartment-sharing ads in New York City to include address

An Airbnb critic is pushing legislation requiring anyone advertising apartment units in New York City on home-sharing sites to include full location details. The bill sponsored by Assemblywoman Linda Rosenthal (D-Manhattan) would require the posting of the address, including street name, street number, apartment number, borough, town and county of the unit being offered.