A program that offers payments to Hurricane Harvey victims who stay in hotels while looking for longer-term housing options has been extended.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced on Sunday that its Transitional Sheltering Assistance program, which pays for short-term hotel rentals, had been extended to Oct. 10.
Participants in the program are supposed to receive a phone call telling them whether they are eligible for the extension, and what they need to do to remain at their hotel or find a new one.
The program pays directly for hotel rooms and associated taxes. People can access the program by registering for FEMA disaster assistance.
More information is available at DisasterAssistance.gov.