January 10, 2013 - FEMA Transitional Sheltering Assistance Program Extended for Sandy-Displaced Residents Staying in Hotels and Motels
FEMA TRANSITIONAL SHELTERING ASSISTANCE PROGRAM EXTENDED FOR NEW JERSEY RESIDENTS AFFECTED BY SUPERSTORM SANDY
TRENTON -- New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA) Commissioner Richard E. Constable, III today alerted residents that FEMA’s Transitional Sheltering Assistance Program has been extended for 14 days to the end of January 25, 2013.
“We encourage people who sustained losses to register with FEMA if they haven’t already,” said Commissioner Constable. “Help is available, but the first step to receiving assistance is to contact FEMA.”
FEMA activated its Transitional Sheltering Assistance (TSA) program in the immediate aftermath of Superstorm Sandy at New Jersey’s request. The program allows eligible survivors who cannot return to their homes because of damage caused by the storm to stay in participating hotels or motels until more suitable housing is available.
The extension means eligible people can receive TSA assistance through January 25 with a check-out date of January 26, 2013.
Individuals and households may be eligible for TSA if they register with FEMA for assistance; pass identity verification; have a primary residence located in a geographic area that is designated for TSA; and are displaced from their residence.
Individuals who have questions regarding their eligibility should contact the FEMA helpline at 1-800-621-3362 (FEMA).
To register with FEMA, call the phone number listed above or visit www.disasterassistance.gov on the Internet.