FEMA approves program for temporary housing

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BATON ROUGE, La (BRPROUD) – Gov. John Bel Edwards has received the news that FEMA has approved his request to activate a program that will provide temporary housing for people in Louisiana who have been displaced due to Hurricane Ida.

The Transitional Sheltering Assistance program is eligible for survivors with a damaged dwelling address within these designated parishes:

  • Ascension
  • Assumption
  • East Baton Rouge
  • East Feliciana
  • Iberia
  • Iberville
  • Jefferson
  • Lafourche
  • Livingston
  • Orleans
  • Plaquemines
  • Pointe Coupee
  • St. Bernard
  • St. Charles
  • St. Helena
  • St. James
  • St. John the Baptist
  • St, Martin
  • St. Mary
  • St. Tammany
  • Tangipahoa
  • Terrebonne
  • Washington
  • West Baton Rouge
  • West Feliciana

Residents in the parishes mentioned above are eligible to stay in hotels in these states:

  • Louisiana
  • Arkansas
  • Georgia
  • Florida
  • Mississippi
  • New Mexico
  • Oklahoma
  • Tennessee
  • Texas

TSA applicants must find and book their own hotel rooms. The list for participating hotels can be found here under TSA link. Applicants can also call the FEMA helpline at 800-621-3362.

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