HOUSTON – Airbnb has provided housing to more than 20,000 Afghan refugees worldwide, including here in Houston.
In a news release Thursday, Airbnb said the need for temporary housing has increase drastically and has continued to grow, especially in the U.S. alone.
An estimated 65,000 refugees are expected to arrive by the end of September, and as many of 30,000 more in the year to come, Airbnb said.
we’d like to thank our generous community of hosts and guests for reaching out and expressing interest in how they can support afghan refugees through https://t.co/f3HXXbao3U.— Airbnb (@Airbnb) August 26, 2021
to learn more about how you can do your part: https://t.co/QqZAVhLajS
Afghan refugees who stay at an Airbnb-hosted home will have waived fees and reduced costs for their stay.
The company said in the release that they are still accepting new hosts as the need for temporary housing grows.