Who is eligible to book Airbnb.org stays?
Airbnb.org currently supports:
- People impacted by disasters and relief workers responding in an official capacity
- Refugees and asylum seekers
If you’re eligible and in need of emergency housing, learn more about how to book an Airbnb.org stay. Check this article and the Airbnb.org page regularly to find the most current programs and eligibility requirements, which are subject to change.
In the aftermath of a disaster, there is a critical need for emergency housing. In this instance, people impacted by the disaster can submit a request for temporary housing through our disaster relief page. After verification, they may book a free stay offered by hosts supporting Airbnb.org directly for themselves.
To be eligible for emergency housing, guests must reside in the impacted area. Both permanent residents and travelers with a confirmed hotel or rental reservation are eligible. Guests are required to provide proof of address . Once they submit their request, their information will be reviewed by Airbnb.org or its service providers before they can book.
Relief workers must be affiliated with a nonprofit partner of Airbnb.org and referred to the program by their organisation in order to book.
Learn more about Disaster relief stays.
There are many barriers for people who are trying to rebuild their lives in a new place. Before settling into permanent housing, refugees and asylum-seekers need to finalize paperwork, search for jobs, and find a temporary place to stay. In this instance, a staff member from a nonprofit will book an Airbnb.org stay on behalf of the guest. All guests have the legal status of a recognized refugee entitled to international protection as determined by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and/or have begun the process of seeking asylum in the country where they currently reside.
Learn more about Refugee housing.