July 28, 2016
Councilmember Tim Burgess told an impassioned audience that short-term rentals account for 12 percent of available housing inventory in Seattle last week at a meeting of the Affordable Housing, Neighborhoods, and Finance Committee. Airbnb says its numbers show otherwise. The home-sharing platform is releasing results from its own study today — claiming that entire homes, rented full-time through Airbnb, make up only 0.05 percent of Seattle’s overall housing stock….
Source: http://www.geekwire.com/2016/fighting-restrictions-airbnb-says-year-round-entire-home-rentals-small-fraction-seattle-housing/