Airbnb rentals spark conflict, health concerns with Glendale apartment building owner

December 10, 2020

GLENDALE, Calif. (KABC) — Several Southern California renters are upset with a partnership their apartment building owner has made with Airbnb, calling it hypocritical and dangerous.

“I saw a lot of people with suitcases and so I looked on Airbnb and I noticed there were a lot of listings there for the building,” said Christopher MacManus who has lived at the Griffith Apartments for the past year.

Apartments at the complex at 435 W. Los Feliz Road in Glendale are listed on Airbnb for 30-day rentals for $145 a night.

“When I looked at the host, the host has 570 other listings for other Greystar properties across America,” MacManus told Eyewitness News.

Many residents at the Griffith see the short-term rentals as a health threat, bringing more people into the building while the pandemic is raging.

More at ABC7 Eyewitness News

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