Some sheltered Harvey victims get new extension

Published 11:21 am Monday, May 28, 2018

Special to The News

Eligible Hurricane Harvey survivors receiving Transitional Shelter Assistance may receive a monthlong extension to stay in hotels until June 30, with check-out on July 1, as they continue working toward a permanent housing solution.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency said this is the seventh and final extension of the temporary sheltering program.

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FEMA said the last day for shelter had been set for Thursday, but that day has been extended in some cases until June 30. Final check-out of the TSA program will come on the morning of July 1.

Disaster survivors participating in TSA will receive a phone call message advising them if they have continued eligibility for this extension in a participating hotel, FEMA said in an issued statement. Notification calls will be made to all applicants.

Survivors in hotels who are unsure of their continued TSA eligibility can:

  • Call the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362 (voice, 711or VRS) or 800-462-7585 (TTY).
  • Log into their account on gov/.
  • Visit a Disaster Recovery Center; for DRC locations and hours go to
  • Ask the hotel to look in the lodging web portal to see whether they have eligibility beyond the current check-out date of June 1.

Survivors can find an extensive list of local, state and federal resources at:

For more information on Hurricane Harvey and Texas recovery, visit the Hurricane Harvey disaster web page at or Facebook at, the FEMA Region 6 Twitter account at or the Texas Division of Emergency Management website