FEMA Extends Transitional Sheltering Assistance Program

FEMA is extending a Transitional Sheltering Assistance Program for August flood victims until March, the governor's office announced Wednesday.

Gov. John Bel Edwards asked the agency to extend the program, which provides a hotel or motel room to eligible flood survivors.

“I am always inspired, but never surprised by the incredible resilience of the people of Louisiana,” said Gov. Edwards. “I appreciate FEMA’s willingness to extend eligibility for this sheltering program because it means that those who need it most will continue to get much needed shelter assistance as they work toward the long process of rebuilding.”

Those who qualify for the program will have to check back in to a participating hotel/motel as of this Friday. They will have to check out of their room no later than March 12th.

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