FEMA extends Transitional Sheltering Assistance program in New York

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Release date: 
May 24, 2013
Release Number: 
NR-224

NEW YORK – The Federal Emergency Management Agency, at the request of the State of New York, has approved a 39-day extension to the Transitional Sheltering Assistance (TSA) program, which allows eligible survivors from Hurricane Sandy who cannot return to their homes to stay in participating hotels.

The TSA checkout date has been extended to July 7. FEMA will be calling applicants eligible for the new extension to notify them of the new checkout date. Applicants eligible for the new extension will be evaluated for continued assistance on a case-by-case basis.

The temporary TSA program allows eligible Hurricane Sandy survivors whose houses have been severely damaged or destroyed to stay in a hotel for a limited time. The cost of the room is paid directly to the hotel by FEMA.

The extension was approved to help those applicants still eligible for the program to remain in hotels as FEMA and its state and local partners work to identify longer-term housing solutions.

FEMA continues to work in coordination with local, state, tribal and voluntary agency partners to assist applicants through outreach and comprehensive casework to identify and transition them to more suitable temporary or long-term housing.

To learn more about FEMA Public Assistance in New York, visit: fema.gov/public-assistance-local-state-tribal-and-non-profit and dhses.ny.gov/oem/recovery. For more information on New York’s disaster recovery, visit fema.gov/sandyny, twitter.com/FEMASandy, facebook.com/FEMASandy and fema.gov/blog.

Last Updated: 
May 29, 2013 - 08:40
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