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Housing Assistance Extended For Sandy Victims

Program has been extended for an additional 14 days, to the end of Feb. 8

The Christie Administration has alerted residents displaced by Hurricane Sandy that the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Transitional Sheltering Assistance Program has been extended for an additional 14 days, to the end of Feb. 8.

The extension means eligible people can receive TSA assistance through Feb. 8 with a check-out date of February 9, 2013.

“I want to thank FEMA for extending the Transitional Sheltering Assistance Program so that New Jerseyans displaced by Sandy can continue to stay in participating hotels and motels, especially during this bitter winter weather,” said Gov. Chris Christie. “Working to find more permanent, safe housing for displaced families will continue to be a top priority of this Administration.”

FEMA activated its TSA program in the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Sandy at Governor Christie’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.

 “In cooperation with the New Jersey Department of Human Services and the American Red Cross, my staff and I are committed to helping connect families still in the TSA program with the case management and social services needed to move them into permanent housing,” said New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA) Commissioner Richard E. Constable, III. 

Approximately 1,500 Sandy-displaced New Jersey residents are being housed through the TSA program. 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.

barbara January 27, 2013 at 10:39 PM
blah, blah, blah, frig Fema!
Nancy January 28, 2013 at 12:00 PM
I have an idea. Let's all put a FOR SALE BY FEMA sign on our front doors if you still have one
Tina January 28, 2013 at 04:49 PM
why hasn't FEMA transitioned these residents of to the housing in Fort Monmouth or to the temporary mobile homes that were brought in? Or are they still sitting at Six Flags? seems silly to spend that kind of money for hotels and motels. I am sure the families would be more comfortable in a home.
abc January 29, 2013 at 02:49 PM
Housing has been offered to most of these people - many are not willing to move out of the hotels.


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