Airbnb activates free housing program for region’s flood victims

Airbnb has activated a Disaster Response Program to help local residents impacted by the flooding in Missouri.

The program connects local residents who have been displaced — as well as emergency relief workers and volunteers who are coming in to assist — find temporary accommodations with local Airbnb hosts who are opening their homes free of charge.

In this case, the program has been activated in St. Louis, Branson, and surrounding counties from now through May 16.

The program concept began in 2012 in the wake of Hurricane Sandy and has since grown into a global disaster response initiative that makes it easy for Airbnb hosts to provide space for people in need when disasters strike.

Information about the program can be found here.

 – From the Illinois Business Journal

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