D.C. resident and president of the D.C. Federation of Civic Associations, Graylin Presbury, knows that unregulated short-term rentals are driving up rent and taking away short-term rental options.
Mayor Bowser must enact the D.C. short-term rental law.
From Northwest to Northeast, families are struggling to find affordable housing because short-term rental platforms, like Airbnb, have exacerbated our housing crisis.
Big-money corporations and commercial investors are manipulating our housing system and buying up homes in our neighborhoods and converting them into illegal hotels – taking away permanent housing options from city residents and pushing our neighbors out of Washington.
Long-term D.C. families shouldn’t have to suffer for the greed of illegal hotels, nor should they be forced to move out of D.C. because rents are too high.