Airbnb and IRC Partner to Provide Refugee Housing

Airbnb, the world's leading hospitality company, has graciously partnered with resettlement agencies like the International Rescue Committee (IRC) to provide housing for 100,000 displaced people over the next five years.

As IRC President and CEO David Miliband stated, "By connecting hosts willing to open their homes with families in need, Airbnb will help us cut the time and expense of moving refugees from harm to home...Refugees are fleeing war, persecution or political upheaval. They are resettling because they have been forced out of their homes. Most refugees arrive with nothing and must start over—they need work, money, education and, straight away, they need housing. By connecting hosts willing to open their homes with families in need, Airbnb will help us cut the time and expense of moving refugees from harm to home. Perhaps just as important, this sort of home sharing allows people to make real connections and to build lasting relationships.”

Soft Landing Missoula is thrilled that our community will have another way to help welcome new families into Missoula, thanks to our partners at the IRC and Airbnb. A special thanks to Tom Winter—the first Missoula Airbnb host participant in this program! We are so, so grateful! 

Read the full article and get information about how to open your Airbnb up to displaced families.