Fifth Extension Approved for Transitional Sheltering Assistance

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Release date: 
November 26, 2013
Release Number: 
NR-102

DENVER – At the state’s request, FEMA has approved a fifth extension to the Transitional Sheltering Assistance (TSA) program. TSA pays for eligible flood evacuees to stay in participating hotels and motels.

Individuals and families who are still being assessed regarding their housing needs may continue to be eligible for TSA through Dec. 14 (checkout Dec. 15). The previous checkout date was Dec. 1.

TSA allows eligible individuals and families to stay temporarily in participating hotels, with FEMA and the state paying for eligible room costs and taxes.

  • A personal phone call notifies applicants if they are eligible for this period of assistance ending Dec. 14.
  • A total of 23 households stayed in hotels and motels last night under TSA.
  • 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.

For questions, contact the FEMA helpline by phone, 800-621-3362, from 5 a.m. to 8 p.m., MST, seven days a week.  Multilingual phone operators are available on the FEMA helpline. Choose Option 2 for Spanish and Option 3 for other languages. People who have a speech disability or are deaf or hard of hearing may call (TTY) 800-462-7585; users of 711 or Video Relay Service can call

800-621-3362.

Last Updated: 
November 26, 2013 - 17:15
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