Friday, November 3, 2017

Rauner Offers Help to Puerto Ricans Displaced by Hurricane

Gov. Bruce Rauner on Thursday said Illinois is willing to serve as a host state for residents of Puerto Rico who were displaced by Hurricane Maria. Rauner contacted the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Chicago office to let the agency know Illinois would like to be considered for FEMA’s Transitional Sheltering Assistance program, which FEMA announced on Monday. Under the TSA program, FEMA is seeking host states in the continental United States to coordinate support for Puerto Ricans displaced by the hurricane. FEMA will reimburse host states for 100 percent of eligible sheltering costs. Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello will determine what states serve as host states.

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