Advancing home sharing as a solution.

Airbnb Citizen is a vibrant, global movement equipped with tools for learning and advocating, from the stories of our hosts, to ideas from leading thinkers, to news on the status of home sharing and ways to take action and make belonging anywhere a solution available everywhere.

Meet Airbnb Citizen

Today, we are introducing AirbnbCitizen.com, home sharing’s new home. Building on the foundation of AirbnbAction.com, Citizen remains a tool for advocacy but is now a more expansive site for the growing home sharing movement, offering resources for staying informed and taking action.

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Thanking New Orleans

Our community spoke, and lawmakers listened. On December 1, the New Orleans City Council will make their final vote to protect the rights of New Orleanians to share their homes. It’s important that the City Council hear from you in support of the new rules. With our email tool, you can send a thank-you note in just one click.

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Airbnb's Disaster Response program in action

In response to recent wildfires in western North Carolina, “Airbnb announced [November 18] that they have activated a disaster response to aid those affected by the string of wildfires burning across the foothills and mountains,” the Citizen-Times reports. “The disaster response tool connects local residents who have been displaced and are in need of urgent accommodations with Airbnb hosts who are opening their homes free of charge. Fire evacuees in certain hazardous areas of the state find temporary accommodations free of charge through December 16. Airbnb’s award-winning Disaster Response program helps hosts open their homes to people displaced by disasters, as well as to aid workers, and has activated over 3,000 listings to date. The program is currently active in Tennessee, New Zealand, and Costa Rica as well.

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Report: Airbnb helps older Americans stay in their homes

A new report authored for Airbnb by Gene Sperling, former Director of the National Economic Council under Presidents Clinton and Obama, highlights the increasing number of older Americans taking part in home sharing and how home sharing can help older Americans pay their bills and stay in their homes.

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New Airbnb partnership empowers rural Indian women

A new Airbnb partnership with an organization representing 2 million self-employed women in India will empower its members to pursue new livelihoods by sharing their homes on Airbnb. The partnership also is the latest in a series of Airbnb agreements across the Asia-Pacific region to promote rural tourism.

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