Governor Greg Abbott today announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has granted Texas’ request to extend the deadline for Transitional Sheltering Assistance (TSA) for Hurricane Harvey survivors. TSA helps displaced individuals who are unable to return to their homes find short-term shelter in hotels or other temporary housing locations. The TSA deadline has been extended from May 31, 2018 through June 30, 2018 with a checkout date of July 1, 2018.

“Since the devastation brought by Hurricane Harvey, Texas has made great progress in helping families return to their homes,” said Governor Abbott. “We remain committed to ensuring resources are available to those Texans still in need, and TSA has been essential in that mission. I thank our federal partners and FEMA for recognizing the needs of Harvey victims, and I am proud of the work that has been done across the Lone Star State to assist those recovering from this storm.”

Disaster victims with questions regarding their TSA program eligibility or status may contact the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362 for assistance.

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