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Governor Cuomo Announces Housing Extension For Superstorm Sandy Victims

Originally Posted: January 11, 2013

Nicole Barylski

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo recently announced the extension of the TSA program. (Photo: www.facebook.com/GovernorAndrewCuomo)

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo recently announced that at the request of the State of New York, FEMA has approved a 14 day extension to the Transitional Sheltering Assistance program. The program allows eligible survivors from Hurricane Sandy who cannot return to their homes to stay in participating hotels or motels. With the new extension, applicants can remain in participating hotels until January 26, 2013. FEMA will call applicants eligible for the extension to inform them of the extended 14-day period and the checkout date of January 27, 2013.

"We cannot forget the struggles that continue to plague victims of Hurricane Sandy. Many still do not have homes to return to and continue to need shelter," Governor Cuomo said. "The Transitional Sheltering Assistance program will provide individuals with shelter while we work to get people back into longer-term housing."

TSA is a short-term program that places families in hotels while they work toward a longer-term housing plan. To be eligible survivors must first apply for federal assistance through FEMA by registering online at www.disasterassistance.gov, via smartphone or tablet by using the FEMA app or by calling 800-621-3362.

Nicole is the Editor-in-Chief of Hamptons.com where she focuses on lifestyle, nightlife, and mixology. She grew up in the Hamptons and currently resides in Water Mill. www.hamptons.com NicoleBarylski NicoleBarylski

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