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U.S. Sen. Nelson Wants Extension For Temporary FEMA Housing Support

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U.S. Senator Bill Nelson is pushing the Federal Emergency Management Agency, or FEMA, to extend a housing assistance program.

Transitional shelter assistance covers lodging at hotels and motels for survivors whose homes are uninhabitable or inaccessible after a natural disaster.  The program offers support for up to two weeks, but Senator Nelson wants more time. 

Logistical hurdles and lack of electricity in some areas have slowed recovery, and officials with the state and FEMA are still hammering out long-term housing plans.  Transitional assistance recipients could lose support as early as this weekend, Nelson worries, for some, that’s too soon.

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Nick Evans came to Tallahassee to pursue a masters in communications at Florida State University. He graduated in 2014, but not before picking up an internship at WFSU. While he worked on his degree Nick moved from intern, to part-timer, to full-time reporter. Before moving to Tallahassee, Nick lived in and around the San Francisco Bay Area for 15 years. He listens to far too many podcasts and is a die-hard 49ers football fan. When Nick’s not at work he likes to cook, play music and read.
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