FEMA extends short-term shelter assistance program for Texas Hurricane Harvey victims

Debris lies on the ground near homes in the Key Allegro subdivision of Rockport, Texas in the wake of Hurricane Harvey on Monday, Aug. 28, 2017. (Rachel Denny Clow/Corpus Christi Caller-Times via AP)

Hurricane Harvey's victims in Texas will get more help. On Friday, Governor Greg Abbott announced FEMA will extend its temporary housing program.

They launched the Transitional ShelterAssistance program shortly after the hurricane hit.

It helps people unable to return to their homes find short-term shelter in hotels or other temporary housing locations.

The deadline for the program is now extended to March 12.

"While many Texas families are still working to return home after this terrible storm, I will continue to work to ensure that they have a proper place to live during the rebuilding process," said Gov. Abbott. "The State of Texas is committed to helping victims rebuild their lives, and we will continue our efforts until the recovery process is complete."

The program has helped more than 10,000 households since Hurricane Harvey hit Texas approximately 5 months ago.

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