The sharing economy and housing affordability: what impact, what solutions?
Are home-sharing services taking housing off the long-term rental market and therefore playing a significant role in driving up rents to unaffordable levels? Are rent rising faster in neighbourhoods where sharing economy platforms are most popular? What role for cities and the rental-platforms to address the housing crisis?
The Housing Solutions Platform will host a debate in the European Parliament on 22nd January 2019. The debate will involve key academics, local authorities and policy makers to discuss the real or over-stated impact of the sharing economy on housing affordability.