The city of San Francisco is now trying to ban Airbnb from the city’s dormitories after a complaint by a resident.
A city official says that Airbnb has violated a rule that requires it to have a permit before renting out a hotel room.
The rules were put in place to prevent Airbnb from turning into a rental property and forcing residents to share rooms with people who did not have a rental permit.
The city is now considering imposing stricter rules on Airbnb, which are currently in place in some cities.
Airbnb’s policy of requiring a permit for each room has also been called out by critics as discriminatory.
Airbnb has since clarified that its policy is designed to protect residents from the risk of being evicted and has been a model for other cities.