Hundreds of Hurricane Survivors Now Face Eviction

Families in Bay County Florida, who survived Hurricane Michael in October of 2018, now face eviction and homelessness as disaster assistance expires.

County officials said about 90 percent of the disaster survivors in the Transitional Sheltering Assistance (TSA) program will be evicted on Tuesday. Bay County officials say more time is needed for the program due to the lack of available housing since the hurricane devastated the area.

In a news conference Friday, county officials said the TSA program is set to end on April 8. FEMA sent notice that they had approved a 60-day extension to the program, but that extension is only for households with a permanent housing plan that will be executed in the next 60 days.

Out of 280 households impacted, only 17 will be eligible for the extension. The rest of the people most impacted by the devastation of Hurricane Michael are at risk of being made homeless.



Photo: ā€œ181113-A-CQ961-007ā€ by JaxStrong is licensed under CC BY 2.0


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