SOUTH CAROLINA, SC (WMBF) – Popular online home-rental service, Airbnb, has announced a Disaster Response Program, designed to accommodate those misplaced by Hurricane Irma.
A release from Airbnb says the program is intended to "find temporary housing with local Airbnb hosts who are opening their homes free of charge."
North Carolina: The cities and surrounding areas of Chapel Hill, Durham, Fayetteville, Greensboro, and Winston-Salem
South Carolina: The greater areas of Beaufort County, Colleton County, and Jasper County, and the northwest region, including Greenville-Spartanburg, Rock Hill and Anderson
Georgia: The Greater Atlanta Metropolitan Area, Augusta, Decatur County, Grady County, and Thomas County
Alabama: The cities and surrounding metropolitan areas of Mobile, Huntsville, Tuscaloosa, Decatur and Florence
Florida: The Panhandle
- Airbnb has contacted every host within the eligible communities to inform them of the Disaster Response Program and to encourage them to take part in the program if they are in a position to help.
- Hosts interested in listing their properties for free are asked to follow airbnb.com/disaster where they can list their home by clicking “I can offer my space for free.”
- Those in need of housing are being directed to follow the same link, airbnb.com/disaster , where they can locate free listings within close proximity by clicking “I need a place to stay”.
- The hosts may decide how long they wish to list their homes for free within the program. The program runs through September 28.