Airbnb Is Letting People Volunteer Homes for Future Emergencies

A new disaster relief program called Open Homes.

By
Tech
3,463 Hypes 3 Comments

Airbnb is testing a new service called Open Homes which will let people register their homes as volunteer shelters in the event of a disaster such as a hurricane, flood or earthquake. The service will coordinate free of charge housing for people who have been displaced from their homes or those who have traveled to an area to offer volunteer help.

The program, which is still in its pilot phase in San Jose, California, will allow hosts to sign up their homes before an emergency actually occurs, offering a more efficient and effective disaster relief system that works in partnership with city governments. Airbnb will also offer in-person training and recruitment events, a digital education campaign and emergency management teams. Throughout the rest of the year, Open Homes plans to expand to more US cities and eventually to the rest of the world.

Head over to Airbnb’s website to learn more about Open Homes and share your thoughts in the comments below. In related news, Paris is suing AirBnB for over thousands of potentially illegal listings.

Read Full Article

Join Our Discussions on Discord

The HYPEBEAST Discord Server is a community where conversations on cultural topics can be taken further.

499 Users Online

What to Read Next

Raf Simons' Calvin Klein Cowboy Boot Ups the Statement Footwear Game
Footwear

Raf Simons' Calvin Klein Cowboy Boot Ups the Statement Footwear Game

Available now.

Kevin Durant Responds to Claims That He Ruined the NBA
Sports

Kevin Durant Responds to Claims That He Ruined the NBA

“I should be making more money if all that’s on me.”

The Nike Air Max 97 Receives a Fresh New "Summit White" Makeover
Footwear

The Nike Air Max 97 Receives a Fresh New "Summit White" Makeover

Incorporating 3M reflective detailing and a black Air unit.


'Billionaire Boys Club' Is This Summer's 'The Wolf of Wall Street'
Entertainment

'Billionaire Boys Club' Is This Summer's 'The Wolf of Wall Street'

Starring Ansel Elgort and Taron Egerton.

Nike's Shox Gravity Drops In 15 New Colorways
Footwear

Nike's Shox Gravity Drops In 15 New Colorways

Neutral classics to bolder hues.

Pokémon Vending Machines Are Appearing All-Over Japan
Tech

Pokémon Vending Machines Are Appearing All-Over Japan

Sugoi.

More ▾
 
Subscribe to our Newsletter

Gain access to exclusive interviews with industry creatives, think pieces, trend forecasts, guides and more.

By subscribing, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Help us serve you better

We appreciate your support in allowing HYPEBEAST ads, where we can share contents from the latest fashion, to those culturally relevant. In adding HYPEBEAST to your ad blocker's whitelist, ads on our sites will show while you continue to browse.