Superhost Relief Fund Provided Grants to 8,700 Homes and Experience Hosts
Superhost Relief Fund has awarded $16.8 million in grants to over 8,700 Homes and Experience hosts around the world, 67 percent are outside the United States. The grants don't need to be paid back.
The fund has a total of $17 million and was designed to support Superhosts who rent out their own home and need help paying their bills, rent or mortgage and long-tenured Experience hosts trying to make ends meet. Grants ranged from $1,000 to $5,000 and were prioritized according to several factors, including tenure as a Superhost, and how severely their Airbnb earnings had been impacted in comparison to the same period last year.
Airbnb employees started this fund in March with $1 million in donations out of their own pockets and the intention to provide direct assistance to hosts; Airbnb founders Joe, Nate and Brian personally contributed $9 million. $7 million from investors was also added to the fund. Please find more details at airbnb.com/superhostrelief.
In the last months, Airbnb sent over 18,700 invitations and reviewed 10,400 applications.