FEMA’S Temporary Hotel Program For Florida’s Irma Victims Ends Soon

By on March 8, 2018 in WNDB News

Florida – Hurricane Irma victims using the Federal Emergency Management’s (FEMA)’s short-term emergency sheltering program will only have until March 10 before the program ends for them.

The program pays for temporary housing at hotels for those Floridians displaced by the hurricane that ripped through the state last September. At the request of the State, FEMA extended the temporary hotel program for Irma victims five times over the last six months.

More than 27,000 Florida households have participated in the Transitional Sheltering Assistance (TSA) program, according to FEMA, and more 26,000 households have already moved out after they were able to make home repairs or find alternative longer-term housing.

FEMA’s Public Assistance program funds TSA on a cost-share basis. FEMA pays 75%, and the State of Florida pays 25%.

FEMA has kept in touch with those residents and families who enrolled in the program and has notified them of checkout dates. Those families and residents who are still in need of assistance can contact 2-1-1 for a referral to additional state, local, and voluntary resources.

Copyright Southern Stone Communications 2018.


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