What is the TSA Program
The Transitional Shelter Assistance (TSA) program provides short-term lodging help for evacuees who can’t return home for an extended amount of time after a disaster.
FEMA may cover the cost of hotel and motel stays including taxes for disaster survivors for a short time.
- Room charges such as telephone, room service, food and others are not included
- Assistance period is 5-14 days from the TSA implementation
Who is Eligible?
Individuals and households may be eligible for TSA, if:
- They register with FEMA for assistance
- register through disasterassistance.gov
- They pass identify verification
- Their pre-disaster primary residence is located in a geographic area that is designated for TSA and occupancy is verified
- As a result of the disaster, they are displaced from their pre-disaster residence and they are currently not living in their primary residence.
When FEMA extends TSA eligible applicants are allowed to remain in transitional sheltering through the end of the extended interval if they are otherwise eligible for IHP Assistance, or both of the following apply:
- FEMA is currently considering the applicant’s eligibility for Temporary Housing Assistance or is waiting for documentation from the applicant needed to consider eligibility
- They meet other conditions of eligibility established by FEMA and the coordinating state, territorial, or tribal government
- If an applicant who is receiving TSA is approved for Rental Assistance, their TSA-eligibility will terminate at the end of the 14-day interval.
- Applicants who are not eligible for IHP Assistance may only remain in transitional sheltering until their TSA interval expires.
Where Can I Find Participating Hotels ?
Eligible individuals have the ability to locate a participating hotel/motel online by visiting www.femaevachotels.com
For More Information
See the links below for more information on FEMA’s Transitional Shelter Assistance Program for Hurricane Harvey victims.