As legislators in New York consider a bill to make it illegal to advertise entire homes for shorter than 30 days on the platform, Airbnb said that its recent decision to remove 2,233 listings from hosts with multiple listings was out of concern over properties that “could otherwise have been on the long-term rental housing market”.

Airbnb said that, for the period between June 1, 2015 and June 1, 2016, 96% of hosts had only one entire home listing, and that Airbnb listings represented “a fraction” of the housing stock in New York City, at only only 1.1% of all vacant units and 0.1 percent of all housing units.

The company said that it opposed illegal hotels and continued to remove listings that appear commercially-operated and outside Airbnb’s vision.

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