Today, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced a partnership with Airbnb to help connect victims of Super Storm Sandy with much-needed housing.

The Airbnb community has already spontaneously come together to provide discounted places to stay for people in need.

Now, in order to provide relief to as many people in need as possible, Airbnb is joining with the City of New York to help connect those in need with people who are able to provide free housing. This morning, we announced that Airbnb hosts in Hurricane Sandy–affected areas can now offer their space for free.

People who require a temporary place to stay can quickly find a free space via our list of free, available housing for Sandy-affected areas.

If you live close to an affected area and have an extra house, an extra room, or even a spare couch, we encourage you to sign up to help.

If you have questions about creating or booking a free space, please see our hurricane relief blog post.