April 29, 2016
The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival taking place this week normally provides a cause for celebration, but for some residents of the popular Louisiana city the jubliation has transformed into concern. The deluge of visitors that come to Jazz Fest has brought to light an upsetting issue for many of the city’s residents: the large number of short-term rentals that have sprung up thanks to Airbnb. Many locals complain that tourists who rent from Airbnb hosts are helping to displace longtime residents and fuel the dissolution of historic communities. While other cities have also struggled with this problem, the effects in New Orleans are particularly controversial.
Source: http://www.vocativ.com/314041/why-the-new-orleans-fight-against-airbnb-matters/