Extension Approved for Transitional Sheltering Assistance

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Release date: 
October 18, 2013
Release Number: 
NR-060

DENVER –FEMA has approved a second extension to the Transitional Sheltering Assistance (TSA) program, which pays for eligible flood evacuees to stay in participating hotels and motels.

Eligible individuals and families whose homes are still uninhabitable, inaccessible or without utilities may continue to have a safe place to stay through Nov. 2 (checkout Nov. 3). The previous checkout date was Oct. 20.

  • TSA allows eligible individuals and families to stay temporarily in participating hotels, with FEMA and the state picking up the bill for eligible room costs and taxes.
  • Survivors may no longer have a need for TSA if their home is inspected and is found to be functional, accessible and has power.
  • An automated phone message has notified applicants if they are eligible for this period of assistance ending Nov. 2.
  • Individuals and families who are not eligible for the program may be considered for additional FEMA rental assistance.
    • Applicants may need to provide rental agreement information.
    • If applicant has any questions regarding assistance contact FEMA helpline at 1-800-621-FEMA (3362).
    • Disaster assistance applicants who have a speech disability or hearing loss and use a TTY can call 1-800-462-7585.
    • A total of 598 households stayed in hotels and motels last night under TSA.
Last Updated: 
October 23, 2013 - 10:05
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