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Temporary Housing for Harvey Evacuees

Posted on: 11 September 2017

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We've all seen the heart warming stories of Houston area non-profits, churches, mosques and synagogues serving as shelters. Of course we aren't surprised because that’s what Houstonians do for their neighbors.

The shelters were amazing resources when people had to leave their homes immediiately. But, as they return to their normal functions, many people will need someplace safe to stay until they are able to return to their homes or their homes have been fully repaired.

That’s why Fig put together a list of temporary housing for those affected by Harvey:

1. Airbnb Harvey Temporary Housing

Before Harvey struck Texas, Airbnb announced it would give Airbnb hosts in surrounding areas the opportunity to offer free housing to those displaced by the hurricane. The program was originally planned to run until September 1 but is now continuing through September 25!

For more information on how to host or how to receive free temporary housing, please visit Airbnb’s Disaster Recovery Page.

2. HAR.com Temporary Housing

The Houston Association of Realtors (HAR) has a temporary housing search for those who need someplace safe to stay until they are able to return to their homes. HAR.com says that “if you have a home that you are willing to make available on a temporary basis, please enter your information on the following pages. If you are searching for temporary housing, please look through the properties that have been posted.”

To get started, enter your city or zip code on HAR.com's Harvey Temporary Housing page.

3. HomeAway's Temporary Housing

HomeAway’s select rental properties in Texas and surrounding states can be reserved for free or reduced cost for displaced victims of Hurricane Harvey.

That’s why one of the best things you can do if you have insurance is to spend some time inventorying your stuff. This means that you should make a list of your property, especially expensive items like TVs and other electronics, phones, furniture, appliances, jewelry, and their estimated value.

HomeAway is helping connect travelers to available properties through it’s Temporary Housing page. “All service fees associated with booking these properties are available to assist with the reservation process to those families and groups in need of housing. The phone number 1-888-336-7713 is dedicated as a direct line for those in need of assistance.”

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