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Thursday, July 27, 2017

Airbnb has a new revenue-sharing deal with the NAACP

Airbnb has partnered with the NAACP to bring economic opportunities to people of color. Through the partnership, which includes a revenue-sharing agreement, Airbnb and the NAACP will reach out to communities of color about the benefits of sharing their homes on Airbnb.

“For too long, black people and other communities of color have faced barriers to access new technology and innovations,” NAACP interim President and CEO Derrick Johnson said in a statement.​ “This groundbreaking partnership with Airbnb will help bring new jobs and economic opportunities to our communities. Airbnb’s commitment to that goal is a tremendous step in the
right direction for Silicon Valley to opens its doors to African-Americans and other communities.”

The NAACP and Airbnb will work together to host in-person community meetings and educational campaigns around issues of fair and affordable housing. The goal is to bring more travelers to communities of color.

As part of the deal, Airbnb will share 20 percent of those earnings with the NAACP. Hosts will not be impacted by the initiative, and Airbnb says it will provide more details in the coming weeks.

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8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Why? I don't understand why you want someone to take a vacation to the ghetto.

Anonymous said...

So now you can AirBNB HUD housing? They get their houses paid for by taxpayers and now get to make money on them.

Anonymous said...

Don't you have to own your house before you can do AirBnB? It would be a boost to have that money for home ownership instead of renting.

Anonymous said...

Do they take EBT ?

Anonymous said...

I would rather stay in the drug infested area I know, than pay to stay in a drug infested area I don't know.

When I go on vacation I am trying to get away from the drug infested area I live in.

Oops did I actually type that? Sorry Jake. Didn't mean to perpetuate the illusion that we actually have a crime problem here.

Anonymous said...

How racist can you get? If you are colored you get more free crap , they think whites are racist. I don't think so!

Anonymous said...

good reason for me to never use airbnb!

Anonymous said...

Don't we already have an Airbnb on Fitzwater Street right above the ceramic shop. Would that count?