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Airbnb launches free housing program for Sandy victims

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NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Hurricane Sandy’s floodwaters waters have receded, but some victims are still left homeless. Those displaced in New York City can now use the rental site Airbnb to find free temporary housing. Airbnb is fast-growing site that allows users to rent out part or all of their homes. Renters usually pay for the rooms, but in the Donated Sandy Housing program that launched Wednesday, hosts are offering up their homes at no cost. About 140 Airbnb users had opened their homes to New York City area Sandy victims as of 4:45 p.m. ET, shortly after the program launched. Offers ranged from spare beds in New Jersey to entire two-bedroom apartments in Manhattan to luxe Brooklyn lofts. Users interested in renting or booking can go to airbnb. com/sandy, where Airbnb is listing the free housing options, adorned with bright pink $0 price tags.

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0.133941 She could not confirm how long the free program will run, but said Airbnb “is actively working on” …
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Mayor Michael Bloomberg

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0 “will work just like Airbnb usually does,” said Airbnb rep Emily Fields Joffrion …
0.116819 “What’s going on in New York, it it’s really hard for people outside to grasp what it feels and looks like,” Joffrion said. …
-0.183422 “What’s going on in New York, it it’s really hard for people outside to grasp what it feels and looks like,” Joffrion said. “After disasters, there can be a moment when you feel like the world isn’t listening anymore. The severity of the situation hasn’t gone away, and it’s really important for everyone to have a place to go.”
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NaturalDisaster: Hurricane Sandy

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City: New York City

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Airbnb launches free housing program for Sandy victims

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Hurricane Sandy’s floodwaters waters have receded, but some victims are still left homeless. Those displaced in New York City can now use the rental site Airbnb to find free temporary housing.

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