Airbnb has launched its Open Homes Program to help displaced residents and relief workers deployed to the southeast region 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.
The Open Homes Program for Hurricane Dorian was first activated on Aug. 28 to assist those in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The new activation area on the U.S. mainland includes the majority of Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and parts of Alabama.
The Open Homes Program is currently available through Sept. 16. This activation for Hurricane Dorian is one of Airbnb’s largest activations for a natural disaster.
“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 relief. "We encourage hosts to open up their homes, and those who need housing to take advantage of the program.”