A bill that would bar the advertising of home sharing in multi-family units in New York City for less than 30 days on platforms like Airbnb is gaining steam in the last week before lawmakers end the legislative session on Thursday.

John Banks, president of the Real Estate Board of New York, said illegal short-term rentals pose safety and quality of life issues for other residents. In contrast, Airbnb officials say the majority of people don’t believe families renting out their homes for less than 30 days should be treated as illegal hotel operators, and that the majority of the rentals on their platform are legal.

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