fbpx

Join us today to protect vacation home rentals in Los Angeles and preserve a vital part of our thriving tourist economy.

About Us

It’s no secret why visitors from all around the world love to take in the many attractions and views Los Angeles has to offer. It’s this thriving tourism economy that contributes to our residents’ livelihoods, and a critical part of this economy are the long-standing benefits derived from vacation rentals.
The Los Angeles Vacation Home Rental Alliance (LAVHRA) is a coalition of vacation rental stakeholders in Los Angeles, including property owners and managers, housekeepers, gardeners, and businesses both large and small that benefit from vacation rental activities.

Despite making up less than one percent of the Los Angeles housing market, vacations homes bring an enormous economic impact to local neighborhoods, homeowners, and small businesses.

  • Los Angeles vacation home rentals generated $1.5 billion in local economic activity.
  • Los Angeles vacation home rentals supported nearly 14,000 jobs in 2016.
  • Los Angeles homes used as rentals are often located outside of traditional hotel districts, which means they bring visitor spending to small businesses in neighborhoods that don’t usually benefit from tourism dollars.

 

We are dedicated to being your voice for Los Angeles vacation rentals, advocating for reasonable regulation and responsible management. We also serve as a resource for our coalition members, providing:

  • frequent legislative updates,
  • news locally in Southern California and elsewhere,
  • better hosting resources,
  • and opportunities to network with one another.

Vacation home rentals benefit us ALL

Bolster Local Economy

Bolster Local Economy

Los Angeles vacation rentals generated $1.5 billion in local economic activity
Create Local Jobs

Create Local Jobs

Los Angeles vacation rentals supported nearly 14,000 jobs in 2016
Boost Small Businesses

Boost Small Businesses

Los Angeles vacation homes bring extra tourism dollars to small businesses in neighborhoods outside traditional hotel districts.

Did You Know?

93%

93% of STR owners & managers are residents of LA

80%

80% of STR managers manage 1–5 properties in LA

89%

89% of STR owners own 1–3 properties in LA

1.5b

in economic activity generated by STRs in 2016

$238.4m

in economic activity generated by STRs in 2016

14K

full-time jobs supported by STRs in 2016

$583.7m

spent on local transportation, food, beverage, & entertainment in 2016

Source:

survey of 250 HomeAway short-term rental owners and managers, 2018
TXP, Inc. Economic Impact of Short Term Rentals in Los Angeles, 2017

Resources

Economic Impact

 

Although they make up less than one percent of the Los Angeles housing market, vacation homes bring about enormous economic impact to the local communities and neighborhoods. According to a recent economic report:

  • Los Angeles vacation home rentals generated $1.5 billion in local economic activity.
  • Los Angeles vacation home rentals supported nearly 14,000 jobs in 2016.
  • Los Angeles homes used as rentals are often located outside of traditional hotel districts, which means they bring visitor spending to small businesses in neighborhoods that don’t usually benefit from tourism dollars.

Our Voices

Why LA Residents Support Vacation Rentals

Financial Security

As a single mother financially struggling to raise two sons and after the economic crash of 2008 … it has been a life saver in terms of stress and worry.
I was in my late fifties when I lost my job in the economic crash of 2008. Being able to vacation rent my property saved me financially from inevitable bankruptcy and foreclosure.
I am over 60, it is difficult to begin a new career this late in life and I am a short term rental host. I take it seriously as a job. I rely on it for financial solvency. And I provide an important service promoting tourism in Los Angeles.
We were in a financial crisis because of the economy and were facing the possibility of losing our home of 25-yrs where we are raising our daughter. Short-term renting out our guesthouse has been a Godsend.
I resigned my job so I could take care of my mother. Renting my home part of the year covers the mortgage while I am out of state taking care of my mom. I would not be able to do that without renting my home.
Very happy with the rental income and the neighbors never have a problem. We vet all our rental requests very carefully.

Neighborhood Improvements

I am especially proud to welcome new travelers to our beautiful community. All my neighbors like it too, there is mutual understanding, respect for local ordinances, communication and appreciation.
The income has allowed me to make further improvements to my property that my neighbors appreciate. I also donate my place annually at a silent auction for a cancer charity.
The funds generated from the venture has allowed me to continue to make improvements to a property that was previously an eyesore on the street and a magnet for trash to be abandoned on the property. My neighbors love what I have done for the beautification of the street.

Local Jobs

We employ a crew of house cleaners, gardeners, and various handymen who benefit from our rental, supporting the local economy.
I decided to rent my property and it has allowed me to live in the house I grew up in, fix it little by little, and to even fund a business on the site. We now give jobs to about 16 people (between independent contractors and employees) … all the stores and restaurants in our neighborhood benefit greatly!

Our Stories