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Weekly Digest: $250 million USD for hosts

Weekly Digest

The travel industry is hurting, and many of you are dealing with increased cancellations. On Monday, CEO Brian Chesky announced a few big steps we’re taking to give you more support. First, we’re going to give grants to hosts who need it most, offer economic relief for COVID-19-related cancellations, and provide new ways for you to give us feedback and connect directly with Airbnb leadership. Read on for more details.

We created a $10 million USD Superhost Relief Fund

Airbnb employees donated $1 million USD of their own money, and our founders added an additional $9 million USD to create no-strings-attached grants for Superhosts who need it most. Learn more

We’ve set aside $250 million USD for hosts impacted by cancellations

Airbnb will pay accommodation hosts 25% of what you would typically receive through your cancellation policy for eligible COVID-19 cancellations. Get the details

You might be eligible for federal economic relief from the U.S. government

Applications are now open for small-business loans and unemployment assistance. Funding is limited, so act soon. Apply now

Your top COVID-19 questions, answered

In case you missed it, CEO Brian Chesky addressed hosts’ top concerns in a live video earlier this week. Stay tuned for more messages from Brian. Watch the video

We hope you’re all staying safe and healthy, and we’ll be in touch again next week.

Thank you,
The Airbnb Team