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Transitional Sheltering Assistance Delivery under Hurricane Michael

FEMA may provide Transitional Sheltering Assistance (TSA) to state, tribal, or territorial governments when disaster survivors are unable to return to their pre-disaster primary residence because their home is either uninhabitable or inaccessible due to a Presidentially-declared disaster. TSA is intended to reduce the number of disaster survivors in congregate shelters by transitioning survivors into short-term accommodations which FEMA funds through direct payments to lodging providers. TSA is most appropriately implemented at the conclusion of congregate sheltering activities, generally two weeks post-declaration.