Hoeven: FEMA Extends Transitional Sheltering Assistance Program

Program Doesn’t Affect Individual Assistance Grants

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven today announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency has extended the Transitional Sheltering Assistance (TSA) program through Nov. 10. The program aids individuals and families with temporary housing needs until they can secure longer-term accommodations.

The Senator was in Minot Friday to work with local and state leaders on recovery efforts. He followed up with a call to FEMA Director Craig Fugate to ensure that temporary housing needs would be met until people could be placed in FEMA trailers. Fugate told the Senator that the agency intended to have displaced residents in trailers by the end of October, and last night the agency extended the program to Nov. 10 to ensure coverage for those in need. Hoeven stressed that receiving TSA does not affect residents’ Individual Assistance grants and is a wholly separate program.

“As fall advances and winter approaches, we want to make sure that everyone has a safe and secure place to live as work progresses to rebuild the community,” Hoeven said.