Eligibility for emergency stays through Airbnb.org
In the aftermath of a disaster, there is often a critical need for emergency housing.
Airbnb.org currently supports:
- People affected by an emergency and relief workers responding in an official capacity
- Refugees and asylum seekers
If you’re eligible and need emergency housing, find out how to book an emergency stay through Airbnb.org.
In some instances following an emergency, Airbnb.org activates a platform which allows local Hosts to offer their space for free to those affected.
When the platform is activated, people affected by the disaster can submit a request for emergency housing through a dedicated website for the event.
Guests need to provide proof of a permanent or local travel address and their information will be reviewed by Airbnb.org or its service providers before they can book.
After Airbnb.org verifies their eligibility, they may book a free stay offered by Hosts via Airbnb.org.
To be eligible for an Airbnb.org stay as a relief worker, guests must be referred to the programme by an official partner of Airbnb.org.
There are many barriers for people who are trying to rebuild their lives in a new place. Before settling into permanent housing, refugees and asylum seekers need to finalise paperwork, search for jobs, and find a temporary place to stay.
To be eligible for an Airbnb.org stay as a refugee or asylum seeker, guests must be referred to the programme by an official partner of Airbnb.org.
All guests eligible for refugee housing have the legal status of a recognised refugee entitled to international protection as determined by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and/or have begun the process of seeking asylum in the country where they currently reside.