How Airbnb is pushing locals from New Orleans’ coolest neighborhoods: 'We're out of here' | Owners Corporation Network

How Airbnb is pushing locals from New Orleans’ coolest neighborhoods: 'We're out of here'

The balloon incident was when Janice Coatney realized her neighborhood had changed. 

“Before Airbnb, you had neighbors you could depend on. They looked out for you. If you went out of town, they’d get your mail, your paper,” Coatney said, standing on her front stoop on a typically stifling day in August, an anti-Airbnb signed taped to her window. “You just had more of a neighborly neighborhood.”