A graphic made in response to the commodification of housing in my community. There are plenty of buildings, homes and apartments around. However, the use of these domiciles for short term rentals have drastically reduced the inventory of housing for people attempting to live in community, and make a home. This is beyond the loss of “affordable” housing for working folks but the inability for people to procure the basic necessity of life which leads to labor shortages and displacement.
This is a version intended to be used everywhere that communities are feeling the pressure of short term rentals on their housing market. I initially released this design in support of an organization, For The Many, working on housing issues, based in my immediate community. You can support their work by purchasing an 11″x 17″ variation of the poster directly from them in their store.
Three blue houses made in a cut-out style are in the center of this graphic while a large, upwards-pointing, orange arrow is in the background. The black text: “THERE IS A HOUSING CRISIS, NOT A CRISIS OF HOUSES” sits at the top, and “BAN SHORT TERM RENTALS” is below.