Airbnb, a short-term rental app, just gave its users an ultimatum: Sign the new Community Commitment, or else…

Starting today, in its fight against discrimination, the company sent out a note to its users saying that they needed to sign a Community Commitment, or they will not be able to use the app.

The commitment specifies that the user is committed to treating everyone equally, regardless of race, religion, national origin, ethnicity, disability, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation or age.

The commitment will appear when users open the app starting today. If they do not accept the commitment, they will be unable to book or host homes using Airbnb, and all future bookings will be canceled.

This new commitment comes shortly after the company's decision in July to add former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to help develop its anti-discrimination policy. The company was facing allegations that it isn’t doing enough to address potentially racially driven rental decisions.

After that, the company announced that it would be making today’s discrimination policy changes.

For much more on Airbnb’s impact on housing, click here to read a feature piece on the short-term rental company in the September issue of HousingWire Magazine.

(Image above courtesy of easy camera / Shutterstock.com)

Most Popular Articles

Regulators drop the hammer on Wells Fargo execs at the center of fake account scandal

Wells Fargo indicated just over a week ago that the fallout from its fake account scandal was far from over, disclosing that it has at least $3.1 billion set aside for expected litigation payouts. But that is at the company level. Meanwhile, the fallout for the executives who failed to prevent the fake account scandal looks to be far from over as well.

Jan 23, 2020 By

Latest Articles

RealPage continues growing, set to acquire Modern Message

Real estate tech company RealPage announced recently that it will be acquiring multifamily real estate engagement solution Modern Message.

Jan 24, 2020 By
3d rendering of a row of luxury townhouses along a street

Log In

Forgot Password?

Don't have an account? Please