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Amid rental crunch, Airbnb releases report saying it has no impact on LA housing market

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A picture shows the logo of online lodging service Airbnb displayed on a computer screen in the Airbnb offices in Paris on April 21, 2015. MARTIN BUREAU/AFP/Getty Images

Short-term rental service Airbnb’s new report claims that it has exercised no negative impact on the city’s housing and rental supply, unlike what some critics have charged.

The report, done in conjunction with researchers at UCLA’s urban planning department, came in the wake of a study put out earlier this year by the local social justice group, LAANE that found that Airbnb remove some 10,000 rental units from the housing market in LA.

Housing the Airbnb Community in L.A. Report

Guests:

Paavo Monkkonen, a consultant on a report released by Airbnb titled,  “Housing & the Airbnb Community in the City of Los Angeles”. He is also an assistant professor of urban planning at UCLA

Roy Samaan, research and policy analyst at LAANE, a social justice nonprofit in Los Angeles. The group put out a report in March, finding that Airbnb removes a number of units from the LA housing market

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