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FEMA extends Transitional Sheltering Assistance program in New York

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August 5, 2013
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NEW YORK – The Federal Emergency Management Agency, at the request of the State of New York, has approved an extension to the Transitional Sheltering Assistance (TSA) program, which allows eligible Hurricane Sandy survivors who cannot return to their homes to stay in participating hotels.

Based on extensive applicant casework, two extensions were granted on a case-by-case basis. 

Some applicants will be extended until Aug. 16, 2013. A second group of households will be extended until Sept. 1, 2013.

 FEMA is calling all applicants to notify them of the new checkout dates.

The temporary TSA program allows eligible Hurricane Sandy survivors to stay in a hotel for a limited time. The cost of the room is paid directly to the hotel by FEMA.

For more information on New York’s disaster recovery, visit,, and

For information about New York State recovery programs, visit or call 855-NYS-SANDY. The phone line is available 8 a.m to 8 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekends.

FEMA’s mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.

Recovery assistance is available without regard to race, color, religion, nationality, sex, age, disability, English proficiency or economic status. If you or someone you know has been discriminated against, call FEMA toll-free at 800-621-FEMA (3362). For TTY call 800-462-7585.

Last Updated: 
August 6, 2013 - 09:10
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