April 20, 2018 – Washington, DC – Today, the Puerto Rico Federal Affairs Administration (PRFAA) announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has decided that, at the request of Governor Ricardo Rosselló, unconditionally renew the Transitional Sheltering Assistance (TSA) Program until May 14 to all families currently enrolled.
As of today, the TSA program is in place until May 14. Nevertheless, due to eligibility criteria established by FEMA many Puerto Rican families would be forced to leave their hotel rooms today, essentially being forced into homelessness.
As a result of this extension, FEMA will not be carrying out evictions today and families will continue to receive sheltering assistance without interruptions until May 14.
The Government of Puerto Rico requested an unconditional extension on April 18 until June 30, which would allow students to finish the school year without having to be uprooted once again.
The Government of Puerto Rico continues to hold talks with FEMA so that a formal extension until June 30 is granted.