June 24, 2017

Airbnb Hosts More Likely to Reject the Disabled, a Study Finds



A computer screen shows details of Airbnb page on its web site in Saransk, Russia, on December 12 2015. Selective focus
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When Crystal Marie Garcia decided to try the home-rental service Airbnb for the first time, she had a few questions.

Ms. Garcia, who is from El Paso, was planning a May trip with her family to the Chicago area and wanted to know if the places she was considering could accommodate her needs as someone with muscular dystrophy . Unfortunately, she said, her questions appeared to scare off at least two potential hosts.

She said she feels that if she had not mentioned her disability, “they would have rented to me, no issue.”

Ms. Garcia is not alone  […]

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