Open Homes
for First Responders

Free short-term accommodations for healthcare workers responding to the COVID-19 crisis.

BMCF and Airbnb are partnering to connect first responders with clean, convenient places to stay that allow them to be close to their patients — and safely distanced from their own families.

Airbnb is expanding their exisiting Open Homes Medical Stays initiative providing free temporary housing not only to cancer patients, but now to healthcare workers battling the coronavirus as well.

The Application Process

  • First Responder or Hospital Administrator (on behalf of the first responder) submits an application to BMCF.
  • The BMCF’s Open Homes coordinators reviews the application.
  • Once approved, the BMCF’s Open Homes coordinators and Airbnb team assist in booking a home by providing access to Airbnb’s free housing platform.

General Terms

  • All medical professionals working in hospitals or medical centers during the crisis are welcomed to our program.
  • Healthcare workers may have a maximum stays of one month.
  • All options are non-shared space only.
  • Hosts have been provided with cleanliness guidelines and must wait 72 hours between bookings.
  • The Bone Marrow & Cancer Foundation is not liable for any guest’s health condition, individual’s safety, or personal belongings.
  • The Bone Marrow & Cancer Foundation reserves the right to deviate from these terms on a case-by-case basis when special circumstances arise.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Must be a healthcare worker responding to COVID-19 crisis.
  • Requests for housing must be made or confirmed by the administrator of the hospital or medical center.

For further information about the Open Homes for First Responders program, please contact the Bone Marrow & Cancer Foundation’s Open Homes team at 1-800-365-1336 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

We may be apart, but we’ll get through this together

To begin accommodation request, please indicate who will be arranging the booking: