Find a home, or offer yours.

Here because of the California wildfires?

The Airbnb community is offering free, temporary housing to those affected by the fires.
Find a home, or offer yours.

Here because of the California wildfires?

The Airbnb community is offering free, temporary housing to those affected by the fires.
Share your space for good
Join a community that believes everyone should have a place to call home. Offer free, temporary housing to people who’ve left their home due to conflict, disasters, or medical care.
Share your space for good
Join a community that believes everyone should have a place to call home. Offer free, temporary housing to people who’ve left their home due to conflict, disasters, or medical care.

We all face unexpected situations. For millions of people, that means having to leave their home.

Through Open Homes, hosts have already offered temporary housing to over 11,000 people who needed to leave their homes because of disasters, conflict, or illness. Your extra space can turn into a meaningful experience, not just for someone in need, but also for your community, family, and self.

How it works

Create a listing
Tell us about your space, how many people it can accommodate, and when it’s available. If you’re already an Airbnb host, just choose an existing listing.

How you can help

Medical stays

Share your home with people on the road to recovery

These guests need housing while they receive treatment or when they travel for respite. The stays are coordinated by nonprofits who help patients get the care they need.
Refugee housing

Welcome newcomers as they settle into their new lives

These guests are usually moving to a new city and hoping to integrate into the community. The stays are coordinated by refugee relief organizations on behalf of their clients.
Disaster relief

Be a part of your community’s disaster response plan

These stays happen when an event, like a wildfire or a hurricane, affects a community. Guests are either people who’ve had to evacuate or relief workers coming to help.

How we support you

We know this can feel like a big commitment. That’s why we do our best to offer resources and protections before and during a stay.
Screening and checks
While no screening system is perfect, globally we run agency representatives and guests who book directly through Airbnb against regulatory, terrorist, and sanctions watchlists. In the United States, we also conduct background checks.
Reimbursements for property damage
Though accidents are rare, we understand you may need protection. The Host Guarantee will reimburse every host for qualifying property damages up to $1,000,000.
Guest requirements and verifications
Before any stay, agency representatives and guests booking directly in the event of a disaster must create an Airbnb account and will be asked to provide details, including a full name, date of birth, photo, phone number, email address and payment information.
24/7 phone support and resources
You’re not in this alone. In addition to Airbnb’s 24/7 customer support team, you’ll have access to a specialized team for any questions about an Open Homes reservation. For stays that are arranged by our nonprofit partners, you might also have the support of a representative or caseworker. Read about how Airbnb keeps the community safe.

Who we work with

We’re always looking to learn from experts in the causes we support. That’s why we’ve partnered with organizations, both global and local, to truly understand the communities we serve and how to best help them. These registered nonprofits use Open Homes to find accommodations for their clients and help provide support for hosts during a stay.
Partners of the Open Homes program, including Mercy Corps, Team Rubicon, SIGNA, Refugees Welcome, and others.
Partners of the Open Homes program, including Mercy Corps, Team Rubicon, SIGNA, Refugees Welcome, and others.
Does your nonprofit want to work with Open Homes? Send us a note.

Join a community that wants to give back in a new, more personal way.

Have questions?
Find answers in our Help Center or send us a note at openhomes@airbnb.com.
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