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‘The market has been overrun’: Maps of vacation rentals in San Diego are fueling a fiery debate about America’s housing crisis — here’s why

July 9, 2024

Online maps displaying a peppering of short-term rentals in San Diego have sparked a furor on social media, with commenters discussing whether the proliferation of short-term vacation homes across America are contributing to the country’s housing problem.

“So this is why I can’t find affordable rental housing for my family,” a user named Kerouwhack commented on a Reddit post featuring one such map.

Others simply lamented the patrons of platforms like Airbnb.

“Airbnb guests are the loudest rudest renters on my block,” user 710proff wrote on the platform.

Here’s why short-term rentals in the city have become a hot topic.