Or not far enough?

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With Van­cou­ver’s va­cancy rate be­low one per cent, one-bed­rooms rent­ing for nearly $2,000 a month and in­creased evic­tions, some Van­cou­ver res­i­dents ar­gue that the city should not be le­gal­iz­ing Airbnb at all. Jon Tit­t­ley, a 29-year-old renter, wrote to the city about en­dur­ing “bed­bugs, openly racist land­lords, a home with six room­mates, un­law­fully kept dam­age de­posits and ab­surdly small amounts of hot wa­ter.… If short-term rentals like Airbnb are al­lowed to op­er­ate in the City of Van­cou­ver, they are hurt­ing the cit­i­zens who are stuck in aw­ful liv­ing sit­u­a­tions and pre­vent­ing them from im­prov­ing their sit­u­a­tions.”


Van­cou­ver renter Nic Pratt out­side his home in Oc­to­ber 2016.

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