DC Short Term Rental Association (DCSTRA) sees their role as vital in these unprecedented times. With a vital role to play, they take it as their responsibility to let us know of their plan. This plan is to help frontline workers and property owners and developers alike in their time of need, and what they need from us is our UI/UX design services.
TAKING CARE OF FRONTLINE WORKERS AND RENTAL PROPERTIES
DCSTRA is working alongside Great Dwellings and Dewl to support a major need in this time of crisis. This collaboration brought forth the Help Them Help Us initiative. The idea is to offer a short-term rental solution to those who require it. This is particularly important now as COVID is causing a ton of problems. Aside from the deaths, it has been affecting the house rental industry as a whole. Cancellations are happening either from the fear of the virus or because of travel bans. This is stopping the cash flow to property owners, taking away what might be their only source of income.
Frontline workers are in need of a place to stay especially those close to work. Especially with how sometimes, they are not being allowed to go home because of infection control protocols. To have somewhere to stay, even for the short period that they have to isolate before going home, would be beneficial.
DCSTRA sees this as an opportunity to hit two birds with one stone.
Design a compelling tool that conveys a message and makes it easy to raise funds for an important cause.