Rental app driving up housing prices and more in New Orleans

June 21, 2016 | Updated: 6:11 p.m., June 21, 2016

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New Orleans (WGNO)--The Greater New Orleans Housing Alliance is taking a stand against AirBNB.

The Alliance says the popular short-term rental app is driving up housing prices for long-term residents because it takes entire houses off the market and drives up rent among other issues.

The group also worries that resources will be used to police short-term rentals instead of enforcing codes which can improve substandard living conditions.

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