Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Hurricane Irma Update (Sept. 18)

FEMA Begins Lodging Assistance Program in Florida Keys

Monroe County residents with homes damaged by Hurricane Irma and hotels able to accommodate those Keys residents are eligible for financial assistance through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), which activated its lodging program Sunday.

FEMA’s Emergency Lodging Assistance (ELA) program provides temporary shelter and lodging reimbursement for pre-qualified individuals. Program administrator CLC Lodging provides rule-based, room and tax reimbursements only directly to registered hotels to host displaced guests.

Participating hotels must create an account. Go to ela.corplodging.com or email femahousing@clclodging.com or call 866-545-9865. Properties do not need an existing contract with CLC, a paying agent on behalf of FEMA, to participate.

Impacted residents seeking assistance must contact FEMA at disasterassistance.gov or call 800-621-3362. For text telephones (TTY):800-462-7585.

Monroe County has a website dedicated solely to the Hurricane Irma recovery effort. It is keysrecovery.org.

Monroe County’s information hotline is 1-800-955-5504.


Monroe County Emergency Management has a new website dedicated solely to the Hurricane Irma Recovery Effort. It is www.keysrecovery.org. 

Information also is available on Facebook @KeysRecovery and Twitter at @keysrecovery

Monroe County’s Information Hotline is back on line at 1-800-955-5504.


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