It's called the transitional Housing Assistance (THA) program and is available to displaced victims of Hurricane Sandy.

According to an article from the Atlantic Highlands Herald:

"THA falls under the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). It allows eligible evacuees from Hurricane Sandy, who cannot return to their homes, to stay in hotels or motels until more suitable housing accommodations are available.

This federal assistance is intended to provide a place to stay for a longer period of time for evacuees whose neighborhoods are not accessible or whose houses have been destroyed. The initial period of assistance is from Nov. 1, 2012 to Nov. 14, 2012, with a Nov. 15 checkout.

A decision regarding extending the initial assistance period beyond Nov. 14, 2012 has not been made at this time."

It's estimated that more than 101,000 people are eligible for temporary housing at hotels or motels in New Jersey and New York.

Register by phone at 800-621-FEMA (3362) or online at