Give people a place to call home in times of crisis.

Host a stay.

In an emergency, you can show up for your community by offering people in times of crisis a place to stay, including refugees.
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Who you’ll help
Your space can provide comfort to a family evacuating because of a wildfire, a refugee making a life-saving journey, or a relief worker deploying in the wake of a hurricane.
  • “We knew essential workers had a risk at their places of employment. It was this idea of, how can we help on a larger scale?”

    Erika, Host for frontline workers

The journey of a stay

How to start hosting

Ready to sign up? We’ll guide you through how to create your listing and share it with guests. To get started, you’ll just need a comfortable space and a few nights of availability.

Guest eligibility and identity is checked

For some stays, confirms guest identity and eligibility. For other stays, works with select organizations to verify guests’ identity as well as their need for temporary housing. Often, you’ll be able to chat with program representatives or potential guests during the booking process.

We’re here for you

Airbnb provides Hosts and guests with AirCover. AirCover for Hosts includes $1 million USD in liability insurance, $3 million USD in damage protection, and more. Certain limitations and exclusions apply.

Donate to stays.

Millions of people around the world are displaced from their homes due to conflict and disaster. Donations help cover the cost of temporary accommodations.
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100% of your donation supports people in times of crisis.
We waive all service fees, so every dollar you donate helps people find a place to stay when they need it most. Your contribution can help a refugee family find a place to stay when they first arrive, or a relief-worker get some rest after a long day.
  • “I came to this country as a refugee and I will try my best to give back for what I have been given.”

    Aime, a donor in Davie, Florida, USA

    “I have been involved in community development, service and outreach for thirty-five years. I believe in helping others in tangible, sustainable and constructive ways.”

    Michael, a donor in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

How your donation goes further

Airbnb is donating, too

We have a team of nonprofit and technology experts who are working hard to increase our impact. Airbnb covers all the operational costs to make that possible.

All processing fees are waived

We never take a cut, so every dollar you donate helps people find housing when they need it most.

Donations are tax deductible

Your donation is tax deductible to the extent allowable under local laws. You’ll receive a tax receipt to help you keep track of your deduction.

Your questions, answered.

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