Airbnb's CEO and cofounder, Brian Chesky, announced that the company will offer free housing to "refugees and anyone not allowed in the US" after President Trump banning United States admission of all refugees for 120 days. All travel from 7 nations (Syria, Iran, Iraq, Sudan, Yemen, Somalia and Libya) is suspended for 90 days.
The announcement came via a personal over the weekend:
While details about the free housing program are still sparse, Chesky encouraged followers to him if in urgent need of housing.
Sunday evening, Chesky shared a link for anyone who's able to host refugees in need of a place to stay. The company states on its website that "If needed, we will reach out to you over the coming days to verify availability and request your support."
There are no specifics yet on where exactly Airbnb is seeking homes for those in need of a place to stay, but the signup form for volunteers offering to make their home available requests basic information such as room type, number of available rooms, number of available beds and address (with a full dropdown menu of countries to choose from).
Airbnb is just one of multiple companies that have made a statement after President Trump signed the executive order. Starbucks stated , while Lyft to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).
If you'd like to offer your home for refugees and others affected by the recent travel ban, you can .