KQED Reports on the Impact of Short Term Rentals on Berkeley Renters

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KQED reports on the impact of short term rental platforms, like Airbnb, on Berkeley renters. In addition to the constraints on housing supply for residents, at least one resident has had to hunt down the new codes to new his building’s gate (changed to accommodate Airbnb guests) from the property manager.

The article also notes that prices run the gamut from $700/night, for a house with pool, to $26/night, for a room in an apartment with UC Berkeley Students… which – speaking of the sharing economy – is actually cheaper than a Lyft back to the City after BART closes.