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So awesome to see our friends at Airbnb continue their Sandy relief efforts with the help of Mayor Bloomberg and a growing community of welcoming hosts…
How Airbnb and the City of New York are Offering Sandy Victims Free Housing

We’ve been overwhelmed with the kindness and generosity of the Airbnb community in response to Hurricane Sandy. Airbnb has seen nearly 2500 last-minute bookings for affected areas. That’s more than 4000 guests given shelter. Hundreds of those bookings came from people who live in the affected areas who needed a place to stay.
We need to do even more.
There are thousands more people in need of shelter. And there are still thousands of people with extra space. It’s time to come together.
Yesterday, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced a partnership with Airbnb to help connect victims of Super Storm Sandy with much-needed housing.
The Airbnb community has already spontaneously come together to provide discounted places to stay for people in need.
Now, in order to provide relief to as many people in need as possible, Airbnb is joining with the City of New York to help connect those in need with people who are able to provide free housing. Yesterday morning, we announced that Airbnb hosts in Hurricane Sandy–affected areas can now offer their space for free.
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So awesome to see our friends at Airbnb continue their Sandy relief efforts with the help of Mayor Bloomberg and a growing community of welcoming hosts…

How Airbnb and the City of New York are Offering Sandy Victims Free Housing

We’ve been overwhelmed with the kindness and generosity of the Airbnb community in response to Hurricane Sandy. Airbnb has seen nearly 2500 last-minute bookings for affected areas. That’s more than 4000 guests given shelter. Hundreds of those bookings came from people who live in the affected areas who needed a place to stay.

We need to do even more.

There are thousands more people in need of shelter. And there are still thousands of people with extra space. It’s time to come together.

Yesterday, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced a partnership with Airbnb to help connect victims of Super Storm Sandy with much-needed housing.

The Airbnb community has already spontaneously come together to provide discounted places to stay for people in need.

Now, in order to provide relief to as many people in need as possible, Airbnb is joining with the City of New York to help connect those in need with people who are able to provide free housing. Yesterday morning, we announced that Airbnb hosts in Hurricane Sandy–affected areas can now offer their space for free.

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Airbnb’s Hurricane Sandy Plan: How We’re Helping and How You Can Help - by Airbnb

Hurricane Sandy has affected millions of people. But it has also provided an invitation to share our space in truly meaningful ways.Shell, an Airbnb host in Brooklyn, is offering her five guest rooms to stranded travelers and locals—for free. She provides an example of how we can all help. There are more than 20,000 Airbnb listings available in affected areas. Airbnb is waiving all of our fees for these spaces. We encourage our entire community to help anyone who has been left stranded or in need because of the hurricane. The fee-free traveling and hosting applies to both guests who book and hosts who accept new bookings that start between now and November 7 in New York City, the Hamptons, Providence, New Haven, and Atlantic City. (The max trip length is seven nights.) If you’re an existing host in an affected area and can help, please consider lowering your price. You can do this in your account settings. We have created a Discounted Sandy Listings Wish List that showcases hosts in the affected regions who are reducing prices for stranded travelers and locals. If you are in a position to share space, please consider listing your space so others might find you. We started Airbnb so that what’s most inspiring about people and their spaces could be shared. Thanks, Shell, for providing this inspiration for our global community.
For more information about how your can help, or to read a list of frequently asked questions, please visit our blog.

Airbnb is a global community marketplace that connects travelers seeking authentic, high-quality accommodations with hosts who offer unique places to stay.

Airbnb’s Hurricane Sandy Plan: How We’re Helping and How You Can Help - by Airbnb

Hurricane Sandy has affected millions of people. But it has also provided an invitation to share our space in truly meaningful ways.

Shell, an Airbnb host in Brooklyn, is offering her five guest rooms to stranded travelers and locals—for free. She provides an example of how we can all help.

There are more than 20,000 Airbnb listings available in affected areas. Airbnb is waiving all of our fees for these spaces. We encourage our entire community to help anyone who has been left stranded or in need because of the hurricane.

The fee-free traveling and hosting applies to both guests who book and hosts who accept new bookings that start between now and November 7 in New York City, the Hamptons, Providence, New Haven, and Atlantic City. (The max trip length is seven nights.)

If you’re an existing host in an affected area and can help, please consider lowering your price. You can do this in your account settings. We have created a Discounted Sandy Listings Wish List that showcases hosts in the affected regions who are reducing prices for stranded travelers and locals.

If you are in a position to share space, please consider listing your space so others might find you.

We started Airbnb so that what’s most inspiring about people and their spaces could be shared. Thanks, Shell, for providing this inspiration for our global community.

For more information about how your can help, or to read a list of frequently asked questions, please visit our blog.

Airbnb is a global community marketplace that connects travelers seeking authentic, high-quality accommodations with hosts who offer unique places to stay.