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Transitional Shelter Assistance Deadline Extended to May 31 for Some Survivors as Efforts Continue to Help Texans Move to Permanent Housing

Release date: 
April 18, 2018
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Eligible Hurricane Harvey survivors receiving Transitional Shelter Assistance (TSA) may receive an extension to stay in hotels through May 31, with check-out on June 1, as they continue working toward a permanent housing solution before the temporary program ends. 

Key dates:

  • April 23 – Last day of eligibility under current extension period
  • May 31 – End of approved extension period

Disaster survivors participating in TSA will receive a notification phone call message advising them if they have continued eligibility for assistance through a participating hotel. Notification calls will be made to all applicants.

Survivors in hotels who are unsure of their continued TSA eligibility can:

  • Call the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362 (voice, 711 or VRS) or 800-462-7585 (TTY).
  • Log into their account on
  • Visit a Disaster Recovery Center (DRC); for DRC locations and hours go to
  • Ask the hotel to look in the lodging web portal to see whether they have eligibility beyond the current checkout date of April 23.

Recovery partners at all levels are working together to ensure remaining hotel participants are getting the support they need, in the form of information, available financial resources and guidance as they transition out of the temporary program.

For more information on Hurricane Harvey and Texas recovery, visit the Hurricane Harvey disaster web page at, or Facebook at, the FEMA Region 6 Twitter account at, or the Texas Division of Emergency Management website at

Last Updated: 
March 22, 2019 - 08:49