AirBnB activates Open Homes Programs for Hurricane Michael, offers $0 listings

- AirBnB announced on Tuesday that they are activating their 'Open Homes Program' to aid residents of the Panhandle and Northern Florida who were forced to evacuate from their homes because of Hurricane Michael, as well as relief workers who came to provide assistance.

AirBnB's Disaster Response and Relief Team says that they activate its host communities through this program to support neighbors helping neighbors. This platform allows residents who have been displaced, as well as emergency relief workers and volunteers, to find temporary accommodations with local hosts who are opening their homes free of charge.

AirBnB hosts in the communities below are eligible to take part in the 'Open Home Program' and list their homes for free to evacuees and emergency relief workers: 

FLORIDA

  • Greater Jacksonville area
  • All of Central Florida (including Orange, Osceola, Polk, Brevard, Seminole, Volusia, Marion, Lake, Sumter counties)
  • Greater Gainesville area

ALABAMA

  • Greater Mobile area 
  • Greater Montgomery area
  • Greater Dothan area
  • Greater Auburn/Opelika area
  • Greater Savannah area

GEORGIA

  • Greater Savannah area
  • Greater Columbus area
  • Greater Macon area 
  • Greater Brunswick area (including Camden, Clinch and Wayne Counties)

These $0 listings are available from October 8th to October 29th. AirBnB may expand the territory of 'Open Homes' if needed. 

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