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Flyer Goes Up in Chinatown Attacking Airbnb Tourists

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No SF neighborhood has been left unscathed by the sharing economy

This sign in San Francisco's Chinatown, captured by blogger Zoé S., directs its ire at Airbnb and tourists using rentals in the neighborhood. Reactions ranged from sympathy to siding with the San Francisco-based sharing-economy company.

According to a 2015 report in the Examiner, Airbnb-related evictions have been steadily on the incline, even more than Ellis Act evictions.

What's more, the San Francisco Budget and Legislative Analyst’s Office released a report last week saying that the majority of Airbnb hosts in the city have not bothered to register their units.

A whopping 76 percent of Airbnb rentals have been deemed illegal. For example, as a recent Hoodline piece notes. "Just two of the 210 Airbnb rentals listed in Tenderloin ZiP codes are registered with the city."