Zero Discrimination Policy is the fundament of KUMMUNI’s mission. Home is where the heart is, and for many of us, it’s where our story begins. It’s a place where we can be ourselves without any fear of judgment. At KUMMUNI, we understand the importance of having a safe and secure home, especially for foreigners living in Germany. That’s why we’re committed to making the process of finding an apartment as easy and stress-free as possible.
As a proptech startup based in Berlin, we believe that everyone deserves a comfortable and affordable place to call home. We understand that the language barrier and cultural differences can make it challenging for foreigners to navigate the German housing market. That’s why we offer a range of services, including multilingual support and personalized assistance, to help our clients find the perfect apartment that meets their needs and budget.
At KUMMUNI, we’re passionate about providing a seamless and hassle-free experience for our clients. We believe that finding a home should be an exciting and enjoyable process, not a stressful one. With our innovative technology and expert team, we’re here to help you find your home in Germany.
Zero Discrimination Policy is a serious practice in KUMMUNI. Our company takes discrimination seriously and has taken steps to combat it. We educate our staff on the issue and have also developed a software to address discrimination in the German housing market.
KUMMUNI and EqualPixles have collaborated to create unique software that simplifies the apartment application process. Unlike other rental housing companies, KUMMUNI allows applicants to upload their documents at the beginning of the process. These documents are then checked by a random financial supervisor. Once approved, the agent cannot decline the request, ensuring that everyone who can financially afford the rent is provided with a living space, regardless of their nationality or name.
Also our software works by identifying patterns of discrimination and if it find any unuseal activity, it will flagging them for further review.
This innovative approach to apartment applications eliminates the potential for discrimination based on personal information. By focusing solely on financial qualifications, KUMMUNI is providing an equal opportunity for all applicants. The software’s efficiency also streamlines the application process, making it easier and faster for both applicants and our colleagues.
In 2017, BR Data and SPIEGEL ONLINE conducted a large-scale experiment called “Hanna and Ismail” which revealed the disturbing reality of discrimination in the German housing market.
Hanna Berg and Ismail Hamed, both 27 years old, share a common profession and fluency in German. However, they are not human but AI entities that sent out 20,000 apartment inquiries over a span of several weeks. Out of these inquiries, only 8,000 responses were received.
The outcome was not favorable for Ismail as he received significantly fewer replies compared to Hanna. In contrast, Hanna was quickly invited to visit the apartments.
Here you can see the discrimination against non-German applicants, broken down by gender (Source: interaktiv.br.de)
Isolating tenants based on their nationality or religion is a discriminatory practice that can lead to social and economic problems. By segregating individuals into certain areas or buildings, it creates a sense of division and exclusion within the community. This can lead to tensions between different groups and can hinder the development of a cohesive and harmonious society.
Furthermore, this practice can also limit opportunities for individuals to access resources and services that are available to the wider community. For example, if certain buildings or areas are designated for specific nationalities or religions, it may limit access to education, healthcare, and job opportunities. This can perpetuate cycles of poverty and inequality, which can have long-term negative effects on individuals and the wider community. In conclusion, isolating tenants based on their nationality or religion is a problematic practice that can lead to social, economic, and political issues. It is important to promote diversity and inclusivity within communities to create a more harmonious and equitable society for all individuals.
At KUMMUNI, we prioritize fighting against discrimination in the housing market and social inequality. To achieve this, we follow different standards. Unlike many, we do not have a designated area or building for people from different backgrounds. Instead, we strive to integrate all individuals into our communities, regardless of their ethnicity, religion, or socioeconomic status.
Our approach is rooted in the idea that diversity is a strength, not a weakness. By creating inclusive communities, we foster a sense of belonging and promote mutual respect among our residents.
At KUMMUNI, we are committed to creating a world where everyone has access to safe, affordable, and inclusive housing and by prioritizing diversity and inclusion, we hope to inspire others to do the same and create a more equitable society for all.
As a proptech in the short rental industry, it is our duty to provide everyone with a place to call home. Regardless of your gender, religion or accent, we believe that everyone deserves a comfortable living space. With just a few clicks, you can find your dream home on our platform. Besides, KUMMUNI is the only proptech that allows the tenant to Choose the furniture for their new home for free.
We make the process of finding a home easy and hassle-free. As long as you have all the required documents, the available apartment is yours.
KUMMUNI has a variety of apartments for rent in Berlin. Some are already furnished, but you have the option to upgrade if you desire. If the apartment is not already furnished, you can choose your desired furniture for free.