Open Homes · Disaster Relief
Host people in need of emergency housing
Offer free, temporary housing to people who need a place to call home.
Helping neighbors after an earthquake:
Helping neighbors after an earthquake:
Open Homes · Disaster Relief
Host people in need of emergency housing
Offer free, temporary housing to people who need a place to call home.

Where people are hosting right now

Hill and Woolsey Fires - Ventura, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara and San Diego counties
Camp Fire - Butte County
Building Collapse - Marseille
Typhoon Yutu Response - Saipan
Hill and Woolsey Fires - Ventura, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara and San Diego counties
Camp Fire - Butte County
Building Collapse - Marseille
Typhoon Yutu Response - Saipan

When disasters strike, many people are in need of temporary housing. Whether it’s neighbors evacuating or relief workers deployed to help, a home gives people much-needed space to figure out what’s next.
Hosts can play an important role in their community’s response and recovery — just by offering their extra space. Since 2012, hosts have opened their doors to people affected by disasters all over the world.

Your space can provide comfort to someone during a difficult time.

Your space can provide comfort to someone during a difficult time.

When disasters strike, many people are in need of temporary housing. Whether it’s neighbors evacuating or relief workers deployed to help, a home gives people much-needed space to figure out what’s next.
Hosts can play an important role in their community’s response and recovery — just by offering their extra space. Since 2012, hosts have opened their doors to people affected by disasters all over the world.

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.

Who you’d help

PEOPLE DIRECTLY AFFECTED
As a host, you might hear from different people who were affected by the disaster. This can include people who had to evacuate or family members of survivors who want to be by their side while they receive medical care.
Partner clients
Partner clients
PEOPLE DIRECTLY AFFECTED
As a host, you might hear from different people who were affected by the disaster. This can include people who had to evacuate or family members of survivors who want to be by their side while they receive medical care.
RELIEF WORKERS
We partner with organizations all over the world to help provide temporary housing for those deployed to support relief and recovery efforts. This can include first responders, volunteers, and nonprofit relief workers.
Partner clients
Partner clients
RELIEF WORKERS
We partner with organizations all over the world to help provide temporary housing for those deployed to support relief and recovery efforts. This can include first responders, volunteers, and nonprofit relief workers.

What you need to host

Your role is to provide guests with a welcoming space and help answer any questions that come up.
  • A spare room or apartment
  • A comfortable bed
  • Basic amenities and toiletries
  • Availability for 2 or more days in a row

What you need to host

Your role is to provide guests with a welcoming space and help answer any questions that come up.
  • A spare room or apartment
  • A comfortable bed
  • Basic amenities and toiletries
  • Availability for 2 or more days in a row

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.
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.
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.

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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