RentSpree Waives Screening Fees for Displaced California Wildfire Victims

November 13, 2018

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November 11, 2018

As of Sunday, November 11, there are three major fires currently ablaze in California. In an effort to provide relief for fire victims, RentSpree will again be waiving application fees for victims who need to rent property as a result of forced evacuation and/or property damage from the fires. For those who have not been kept updated, the "Camp" fire started this past Thursday and has already decimated the entire city of Paradise (population 27,000). The total death toll across California has risen to 29. However, over 200 people still remain unaccounted for due to the Camp fire. In addition, this fire has destroyed more than 6,700 structures, most of which were homes. Due to the sheer volume of destruction, the Camp fire is considered the most destructive fire in California history.Turning to Southern California, the "Hill" and "Woolsey" fires are still ablaze after prompting the evacuation of more than a quarter million people across Malibu, Calabasas, Agoura Hills, Thousand Oaks, West Hills, and more. The Woolsey fire is currently at 25% containment. However, strong Santa Ana winds are expected to continue until Tuesday, which could further impede the fire department. All-in-all, more than 5,000 fire personnel are risking their lives battling the blaze.


For any agent, owners, or managers working with victims displaced due to evacuation or property damage from the fires, RentSpree will refund any application fees processed by RentSpree as they seek rental housing*. Just have applicants call (323-515-7757) or email ([email protected]) after they submit an application through RentSpree and we will gladly process a refund. You can also donate directly to the American Red Cross as they assist victims in providing shelter for evacuees.The RentSpree team offers our condolences for all those impacted by the devastating fires.  We also thank any emergency responders and the brave men and women of the fire department.


*Offer valid for claims made on or before 12/31/2018. Claims are valid only for applicants moving from a California address. Only fees paid directly to RentSpree are eligible for reimbursement.

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