Update: One Host, One Home in Portland

As part of our commitment to being good partners with the City of Portland, and as part of our Community Compact, we are releasing new data on our One Host, One Home policy.

We incorporated this policy into our product on January 30, 2017, as part of our continued efforts to promote responsible home sharing, protect long-term housing stock and address unwelcome commercial activity in Portland. This policy limits hosts to sharing listings at just one address in the City of Portland on our platform.

The following information covers the time period between July 1, 2016 and July 1, 2017.

Some key facts include:

  • Currently, 91 percent of entire home hosts in Portland are sharing just one entire home listing. The remaining have exempted listings under our One Host, One Home policy (i.e., co-hosts, long-term rentals, traditional bed and breakfasts, licensed hotels, etc.)
  • Most hosts share their space occasionally. The typical nights booked per listing is 85.
  • The typical annual earnings for a host citywide is $9,400. This is meaningful supplemental income that helps many hosts pay their bills and afford housing in an increasingly expensive city.
  • As part of our One Host, One Home policy in Portland, we have removed 524 listings that appeared to be shared by hosts with multiple entire unit listings that could impact long term housing availability, or did not provide the best possible experience on our platform.
  • From July 1, 2016 to July 1, 2017, 83 percent of host earnings in Portland have come from guest stays in entire home listings where the host has one listing or private/shared room listings, including both short-term and long-term stays.