Series: Travel

Temporary Housing for Healthcare Workers

Posted on Jun 4, 2020

Healthcare workers are integral to our society. And at Zeus, we know that good housing is critical for those who are traveling away from their homes on assignments at hospitals and healthcare facilities. During unprecedented times like those we are experiencing with the COVID-19 pandemic, comfortable and reliable housing is more important than ever.

Whether you’re looking for RVs, hotels, or luxury homes, our team has put together a guide to temporary housing for healthcare workers to help you get started on your home search.

Bring a mug of tea or a good cup of coffee and let’s dive in.

RVShare

RVShare is the world's first and largest peer-to-peer RV rental marketplace. They’ve partnered with RVs 4 Meds, a group that connects first responders to RV owners during times of crisis, to offer temporary housing for healthcare workers. With over 100,000 RVs across the United States, RV Share provides a cost-effective platform and a place of comfort during an otherwise difficult time. If you’re interested in browsing to see what sort of rentals they offer, take a peek at their website. You can choose between filters like whether or not the RV is drivable (or towable), how many people it can sleep, and where you’d like to pick it up or drop it off. If you’re a nature lover, RVShare offers a comfortable way to find a spot to set up and enjoy the peacefulness that comes with setting your own agenda. From being near the beach to a spot near the forest, the options are endless when it comes to where you can park your temporary home.

Hotels for Hope

Hotels for Hope, organized by the American Hotel & Lodging Association, is known for making an impact in the hospitality industry. At no cost to those who book with them, they donate $2 per actualized room night to help kids live happier lives. Now, with the global coronavirus pandemic, they have partnered with more than 6,500 properties nationwide to connect healthcare workers to temporary housing. All that has to be done to get connected to a room is fill out a form (it’s good to note that this process takes between 2 and 3 days). Keep in mind that Hotels for Hope are masters at the art of hotel partnerships. They’re used to aligning hotels on a local, regional, national, and global basis — so you can rest assured that when you book with them, you’re in good hands. They’re advocates of the idea that “room nights matter” and that’s especially true when it comes to temporary housing for doctors and healthcare workers.

Aya

If you’re looking for temporary housing for healthcare workers in the New York City area, Aya offers fully furnished bedrooms across the city that are ready for move-in. With fast WiFi and extra utilities, Aya’s apartments help you feel right at home after a day of work. Flexible leasing options make things easier if you’re not sure how long you’ll be working out of state. Their professional cleaning team takes care of the apartment so you don’t have to worry about it and their expert designers ensure a cozy, comfortable space where you can recharge. The rooms are also budget-friendly and start as low as $800 a month (with larger rooms being more expensive). What’s neat about Aya is that you can choose your neighborhood and your max price then browse to see what’s available.

National Community Renaissance

National Community Renaissance is a Southern California based nonprofit that builds and manages workforce housing. They typically specialize in affordable, multifamily, mixed-income, senior, and special needs housing, but with the progression of COVID-19, the company is offering free hotel rooms for nursing home and hospital workers. As they say, during this pandemic, National CORE and Hope through Housing will continue to do what they do best: “build and manage high-quality affordable housing and be a source of hope for our residents.” Whether they’re providing temporary housing for COVID-19 nurses or families, we appreciate how proactive National CORE is. As part of a plan to help their residents, they’ve created a COVID-19 Emergency Response and Resilience Fund. Individuals looking to help can donate, create a care bag, or volunteer to help facilitate resilience in the communities.

Furnished Finder

Furnished Finder offers housing for caregivers, nurses, and other traveling professionals. It’s used by over 100,000 travel nurses and trusted by more than 100 medical staffing companies. Its map covers more than 25,000 properties nationwide with a focus on stays that are 30 days or longer. Whether you’re looking for a townhouse, condo, or apartment, submit your housing request then a host in the area will reach out. This is a great resource if you’re searching for temporary housing for COVID-19 nurses, as it comes equipped with a travel nurse stipend calculator. With this tool, traveling nurses can figure out average rents for an entire unit versus a room in a certain city. They can also see what amenities are included to help estimate housing costs for a particular travel nursing assignment.

Better Vacations

If you’re searching for housing for healthcare workers in the Las Vegas and Indianapolis areas, Better Vacations is offering free stays for medical workers in their luxury vacation homes. They’re also offering heavy discounts in other cities throughout the country. Requirements include that you’re a current hospital employee (with hospital ID verification) and that you complete the guest verification process and sign a rental agreement. All reservations, whether free or discounted, are responsible for paying a one-time cleaning fee. The homes are fully furnished and professionally sanitized per CDC recommendations. They come in a variety of sizes, depending on how large or small your group is. To have a beautiful space to unwind after a long day or night at the hospital is important—and Better Vacations understands that the front line medical staff is working countless hours, traveling to support other hospitals, and putting their own health on the line. Check out their listings for free homes to find a peaceful place for your temporary stay.

Choice Hotels

Choice Hotels is extending special rates for essential workers and volunteers serving the community during the COVID-19 crisis. This rate is available for all workers whom the Department of Homeland Security has identified as Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers. Using a simple search bar, you can book up to 9 rooms at this rate. Just choose your city, airport code, or attraction, select your check-in and check-out date, then your number of rooms. The search bar will help you find participating hotels, and you can go from there. In addition to providing temporary housing for doctors, nurses, and paramedics, Choice will also house firefighters, food and agriculture workers, mass transit employees, and others who are outlined by the CISA guidelines.

Zeus

At Zeus, we know that your work is exceptionally important. We’re here to help with deeply discounted rates for healthcare workers. Whether you want to live near a hospital, need extra space for roommates, or are on the hunt for a brand-new unit, we can provide the perfect furnished home in the cities you want. If you’re interested in booking, just fill out the online form or call our team directly at (415) 338-9702. From New York and Boston to Seattle and Los Angeles, our smartly furnished homes offer flexibility and safety. We’re committed to making your travel plans easier and are here to help in whatever way we can. Zeus maintains the highest of hygiene standards, with 250-point inspections between every resident, so you don’t have to think twice about safety. We also provide lightning-fast WiFi to help you stay connected with family and friends when you’re working on the road. Our units and homes also make check-in a breeze—move in on your own schedule with self check-in. From luxury linens to a coffee pot that will be ready and waiting, we understand how important it is to wake up and go to sleep in a positive environment—especially when you’re working in the healthcare profession. To get started, we’ll just need your name, hospital city, preferred check-in date, and some other simple info. From there, simply pack your bags and let us handle the rest. From short term housing for medical students to housing for construction companies and traveling nurses, Zeus is happy to offer temporary homes for those whose work life takes them on the road.

Wherever you choose to stay, remember that during stressful times it’s increasingly more important to have a sanctuary to return to. Whatever the day may bring, you can always retreat to the comfort of a warm bath, a good book, and a home-cooked meal.

From all of us at Zeus, we’re extending a heartfelt thank you to the healthcare professionals who are working tirelessly to ensure the safety of our communities.

Take care of yourself and stay safe and healthy out there!

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