Fifth Extension Approved for Transitional Sheltering Assistance

At the states request, FEMA has approved a fifth extension to the Transitional Sheltering Assistance (TSA) program. TSA pays for eligible floodevacuees to stay in participatinghotels and motels

Individuals and families whoare 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 individualsand families to stay temporarily inparticipating hotels, with FEMA andthe statepaying foreligibleroom costsand taxes.

 ·    A personal phone callnotifies applicants ifthey are eligible for thisperiod of assistanceending Dec. 14.

 ·    A total of 23 households stayed in hotels and motels last night underTSA.

Individuals and families who are not eligible for the program may be considered  for additional FEMA rental assistance.

 ·    Applicants may need to providerental agreement information.


For questions, contact the FEMAhelpline by phone, 800-621-3362froma.m. to 8 p.m., MST, seven days aweek.  Multilingual phone operatorsare available on the FEMA helpline. Choose Option 2 for Spanish andOption 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