Airbnb is committed to promoting responsible hosting and working with city leaders to protect long-term housing stock in Portland. Like you, we are concerned about Portland’s housing affordability crisis and unwelcome commercial operators who may be converting housing to illegal hotels on our platform and other short-term rental platforms operating in the city.
While we believe the best solution is a comprehensive, multi-pronged approach, we also believe that as a company and a community, we have an obligation to proactively address these challenges.
We believe we have an obligation to proactively address these challenges.
In a memo sent to city officials earlier today, we shared the news we will be launching the One Host, One Home policy and product in Portland to address unwanted commercial activity on our platform, effective January 30. This product limits hosts to advertising listings at just one singular address on our platform.
As part of this policy, hosts will only be permitted to post listings at one unique address on our platform in the City of Portland. Hosts with legitimate reasons to have listings at different addresses — i.e. helping a friend or relative manage their short-term rental, boutique hotels, traditional bed and breakfasts, among others — can request exemptions, which will be reviewed by our team.
If you have questions about the policy and process for requesting exemptions, visit our Help Center.
We are committed to working together
We are committed to working together on fair, progressive home sharing rules that benefit hosts and strengthen Portland neighborhoods, just like we have done in cities all over the world, including Chicago, New Orleans, Denver, Paris, Amsterdam, Philadelphia, and San Jose. In the meantime, we hope our new One Host, One Home product demonstrates our strong commitment to working with city leaders to protect long-term housing stock while allowing everyday people to make ends meet by sharing the homes in which they live.