Hurricane Michael survivors who took part of the Transitional Housing Assistance (TSA) Program after the storm may have had their information shared by FEMA.
The program provided hotel rooms to survivors who weren’t able to go home for an extended period of time. FEMA relies on contractor assistance to administer the program, which involves payment directly to lodging providers.
In March 2019, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Office of the Inspector General reported that FEMA had unnecessarily overshared sensitive, personally identifiable information of some disaster survivors with its contractor that supports its TSA program.
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