Lecturer Sue Englander Protests Against Airbnb in San Francisco

Attention: The College of Liberal & Creative Arts is providing services remotely for students, faculty and staff during the University’s ongoing campus closure:

Contacts for Dean's Office and Academic Units | University Updates on COVID-19

Thursday, June 25, 2015
SF WEEKLY -- According to a 2014 report presented to the Board of Supervisors, Airbnb alone has kept between 925 and 1,960 units off the housing market. In the Mission, 29 percent of potential rentals were listed on the home-sharing website. “Folksy expressions like ‘welcome wagon’ give a mom-and-pop feel to what is really corporate greed and a disregard for the broader community,” said Sue Englander, a professor at San Francisco State University, who passed out fliers declaring THE MISSION WANTS HOUSING, NOT HOTELS. Behind her, three young hype girls in Airbnb tank tops bounced serenely to muzak.