FEMA offers Transitional Shelter Assistance (TSA) to applicants who are unable to return to their pre-disaster, primary residence because their home is either uninhabitable or inaccessible due to the wildfires. TSA is intended to reduce the number of disaster survivors in shelters by transitioning survivors into short-term accommodations. Eligible individuals have registered for federal disaster assistance and are notified by telephone call, text and/or e-mail.

FEMA is eager to expand the options to survivors authorized to participate in the Transitional Sheltering Assistance (TSA) program that pays hotels and motels directly for rooms and taxes for individuals and families who cannot return to their homes. The list of currently eligible properties is found at www.FEMAEvacHotels.com.

Hotels, motels and other lodging establishments must enroll in the Emergency Lodging Services program with Corporate Lodging Consultants (CLC) to appear on the list of hotels available to applicants in the FEMA TSA Program.

If hotels, motels and other lodging establishments are interested in participating in the TSA program, they will find relevant information at https://ela.corplodging.com or by calling the CLC Hotel Support Line at 1-866-545-9865.

Airbnb is also helping to connect folks who want to open up their homes to evacuees: https://www.airbnb.com/welcome/evacuees/northerncaliforniafireevacuees

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