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Airbnb offers free housing to Hurricane Dorian evacuees, relief workers

Posted: 11:45 AM, Sep 02, 2019
Updated: 2019-09-02 12:02:00-04
Airbnb offers free housing to Hurricane Dorian evacuees, relief workers

(WTXL) — Airbnb has launched its “Open Homes Program,” which provides free housing to displaced residents and disaster relief workers impacted by Hurricane Dorian.

The program recruits hosts who are willing and able to provide free housing to displaced residents, and disaster relief workers in the activation area.

More than 800 Airbnb hosts have opened their doors in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Alabama. You can check available listings here .

As of Monday morning, more than 30 Airbnb locations around Florida were available. Available locations include St. Petersburg, Tampa, Tallahassee and Miami-Dade.

“Airbnb’s Open Homes Program continues to be activated for those affected by Hurricane Dorian across the southeast U.S. region,” said Kellie Bentz, Airbnb’s head of global disaster response and relief. “We encourage hosts to open up their homes, and those who need housing to take advantage of the program.”