Local residents, members of Keep Neighborhoods First,
Clergy & Laity United for Economic Justice, and People Organized for Westside Renewal will protest today against the short-term housing giant, Globe Homes and Condos Inc.
A trend, that has seen much of the affordable housing in Venice become short term holiday accommodation for tourists, is beginning to alarm residents and community groups alike.
“Management companies are taking over long term permanent housing and turning it into short term holiday accommodation, in essence pitting Venice residents dollars against tourist dollars” says Ofelia Carillo, Communications Organizer with Unite Here Local 11.
“City Council is reviewing the sharing economy and we want them to see how big an issue this is in Venice” says Carillo “Globe Homes has 78 local listings on AirBnB, what they are doing is not sharing”
At 5 p.m., protesters will gather at the intersection of Westminster and Electric Avenues. From here the group will make their way to the Globe headquarters at 1231 Electric Ave., arriving at about 5:30 p.m.