Senator Nelson Calls for Vote on Disaster Housing Bills

Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL) wrote a letter to Senate leadership asking for two bills concerning disaster housing assistance to be brought up for a vote. The “Disaster Housing Assistance Act” (S.2880) would require FEMA to provide disaster housing assistance to survivors of recent disasters to be extended until February, 2019. Another bill introduced by the senator, the “Disaster Displacement Act” (S.2066), would provide additional Housing Choice Vouchers to areas that have seen an influx of disaster victims. These bills come in response to FEMA’s Temporary Sheltering Assistance (TSA) program ending on June 30 for survivors of Hurricane Maria. Read the letter at: