Major nationwide campaign will simplify and speed up the provision of accommodation to refugees from Ukraine in Germany
- Digital housing platform offers refugees from Ukraine the opportunity to find safe, private accommodation in Germany quickly and easily.
- Everybody is called upon to use the platform to provide available accommodation and private living space to refugees from Ukraine.
- The campaign is rolled out in cooperation with the Federal Ministry of the Interior (BMI), the non-profit organization ProjectTogether and the housing-as-a-service provider Wunderflats.
Today marks the start of the nationwide campaign “Helfende Wände“, which simplifies and accelerates the provision of accommodation for refugees from Ukraine in Germany. The campaign is designed and rolled out in cooperation with the German Federal Ministry of the Interior (BMI), the non-profit organization ProjectTogether, and the housing-as-a-service provider Wunderflats. The main objective of the campaign is to offer refugees from Ukraine an easy, fast and secure way to find private accommodation in Germany. The campaign is based on a new digital platform, which can be used by landlords and housing providers to offer their available private accommodation to refugees from Ukraine.
“Helfende Wände” acts as a central contact point for refugees from Ukraine looking for private accommodation in Germany. They can search for and find accommodation independently and according to their individual needs. At the same time, landlords have the opportunity to offer private living space safely and efficiently. Anyone wishing to offer accommodation, whether a furnished room, an apartment or even a house, can do so now and free of charge at helfendewaende.de. Here, refugees and landlords can also find other important information about the platform.
“We all can and must do something for the people who are fleeing from their homeland to Germany because of the war in Ukraine. This help must come quickly and efficiently. I am very pleased that with BMI and ProjectTogether we at Wunderflats have found strong partners and are now able to provide this platform,” says Jan Hase, CEO of Wunderflats. “With our activation campaign, we are now calling on everyone to use this platform to make existing accommodation available to refugees from Ukraine.”
To learn more and get involved, visit helfendewaende.de.
About “Helfende Wände”
“Helfende Wände” (English: “helping walls”) is the official platform for the private rental of apartments to Ukrainian refugees. The platform was created in cooperation with the German Federal Ministry of the Interior (BMI), the non-profit organization ProjectTogether and Wunderflats GmbH, Germany’s market leader for medium-term furnished apartments. With the nationwide campaign of the same name, landlords are called upon to make private living space available. For the security of all parties involved, all persons are registered and verified on the free platform.
Wunderflats is Germany’s market leader for medium-term furnished living. The Berlin-based company was founded in 2015 by Jan Hase and Arkadi Jampolski. The platform connects those seeking medium-term apartments and landlords with simple and secure solutions and a minimum rental period of one month. Wunderflats offers verified, secure rental contracts and additional services for landlords, ranging from a professional apartment photo shoot to a full-service rental management solution. Wunderflats currently lists over 30,000 apartments in Europe and has over 160 employees. Further information is available at wunderflats.com.