Dear hosts, as you may know, my Facebook Group, The Hosting Journey, has more than five thousand members. One of them recently asked the question, is the Superhost Fund real, or is it a marketing plot? Who got the Superhost Fund?” We’re answering these burning questions and more in today’s episode, A Superhost Fund Recipient Journey.
The Superhost Relief Fund:
If you don’t know what I’m talking about, let’s go back in time to April 2020. COVID was tearing the world apart, cancellations were coming every day, and hosts were wondering if their business could be saved. In EP 103 Airbnb’s $250 Million News and Superhost Relief Fund, I talk about how employees of Airbnb started the Superhost Relief fund to help out Superhosts who rent out their homes and need help paying their rent or mortgage.
Employees started the fund by donating $1 million from their own pockets, then the Airbnb founders contributed and so did investors. According to Airbnb, they raised and gave 16.8 million dollars.
In total 8,700 Superhosts and Airbnb Experiences hosts received grants up to 5,000 dollars.
With 67% of the recipients being from outside the United States.
But I know of tons of hosts who didn’t even receive the application, others received and submitted an application but also didn’t get a dime. So who did?
In today’s episode, I’m interviewing Katy Hall who has a property in Colorado.
In A Superhost Fund Recipient Journey we discuss:
- The Superhost Fund process
- The application
- A neighbor who applied and didn’t get it
- And how COVID has changed her hosting style.
Thank you so much for sharing your story with us, best of luck in your endeavors.
I know that at times we doubt the good intentions of a company. I also know that Airbnb has become the company that folks love to hate. But sometimes a company comes through and keeps their word. In this case, the Superhost Fund helped hosts through this trying journey.