The Real Impact of Airbnb on San Francisco

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Curbed SF reports on the impact of Airbnb-dedicated rental units in San Francisco, based on a report prepared by the San Francisco Budget and Legislative Analyst’s Office. While only (roughly) 925 to 1,960 units are being kept off San Francisco’s rental housing market, the fact that only 8,438 units were vacant (in 2013) suggests that this actually imposes a significant impact on available housing supply (and prices).