MEMA extends assistance program deadline

MEMA extends the Temporary Housing Assistance Program deadline to April 7.

Posted: Apr 1, 2019 9:10 PM
Updated: Apr 2, 2019 9:03 AM

COLUMBUS, Miss. (WTVA) - Victims of the February tornado have one week to apply for help as the deadline of the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency's assistance program is extended to April 7.

The Temporary Housing Assistance Program provides financial reimbursement to those who were displaced from their homes because of storm damage.

There are five centers in Lowndes, Yazoo, Warren and Sunflower counties.

MEMA's director of external affairs, Ray Coleman, said they also opened a center in Tallahatchie County because of the high demand for assistance. 

When applying for help at one of the designated centers, MEMA instructs people to bring a government-issued ID, Social Security information, insurance information and a rental reimbursement receipt from a landlord.

The centers are open weekdays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and weekends from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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