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.

John Wayne Ferguson: 409-683-5226; john.ferguson@galvnews.com or on Twitter @johnwferguson.

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