Continued Temporary Housing Assistance

Release Date:
November 13, 2023

If you received initial rental assistance from FEMA after Hurricane Idalia, you may be eligible for continued temporary housing assistance under FEMA’s Individuals and Households Program. 

The rental assistance you receive may be used to rent a house, apartment, manufactured home, recreational vehicle, or other dwelling. 

You may qualify for continued temporary housing assistance if you:

  • Were awarded initial rental assistance and used it as it was intended.
  • Are unable to return to your pre-disaster residence because it is uninhabitable, inaccessible, or not available due to the disaster.
  • Demonstrate a disaster-caused financial need.
  • Are not receiving temporary housing assistance from any other source.
  • Show you are developing a longer-term or permanent housing plan or demonstrate progress toward one. A contractor’s estimate of repairs can point to progress, as an example.
  • If you are a homeowner, and your real property FEMA-verified losses are equal to or greater than the amount of the initial Rental Assistance award, the Application for Continued Temporary Housing Assistance will be sent to you automatically approximately two weeks after the initial Rental Assistance award was approved.
  • If you are a renter, you must contact FEMA and ask for an Application for Continued Temporary Housing Assistance.

Applicants should submit the following documents with the completed application:

  • Pre- and post-disaster income for household members 18 and older.
  • Proof of pre-disaster housing costs (copy of lease and utility bills, renter’s insurance, mortgage statements, real estate taxes, home insurance, etc.).
  • Proof of post-disaster housing costs (copy of current lease or rental agreement signed by the applicant and the landlord).
  • The application form and supporting documents should be returned to FEMA in one of the following ways:
    • Upload them to applicant’s disaster account at
    • Mail them to FEMA, PO Box 10055, Hyattsville, MD 20782-8055.
    • Or visit your nearest Disaster Recovery Center for filling out or submitting the application.

Disaster Recovery Centers provide one-on-one help to people affected by Hurricane Idalia. In addition to the fixed sites, mobile centers are operating in communities. To find a center close to you, visit or

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