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FEMA Emergency Lodging Assistance Program for Hotel/Lodging Establishments

Post Date:10/24/2017 4:10 PM

Due to the large number of displaced residents in our community as a result of the Redwood Complex Fire, the County of Mendocino urges local hotels and lodging providers to enroll in the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Emergency Lodging Assistance (ELA) Program to provide temporary accommodation to fire victims. The program is managed and funded by FEMA and covers lodging (room charges and applicable taxes only) for FEMA qualified individuals from designated disaster areas.

Initial periods of housing assistance for qualified individuals will be from 5-14 days, adjustable to 30 days as needed. FEMA, in conjunction with the State, territorial or tribal government, may extend this period of assistance, if needed, in 14-day intervals for up to six months from the date of the disaster declaration.

Hotels and lodging providers wishing to participate in the Emergency Lodging Assistance Program can enroll via the Program website through FEMA’s program partner, Corporate Lodging Consultants (CLC) at Upon successful enrollment, hotels can immediately bill for qualified guest stays. Properties are not required to have an existing contract with CLC for business travel in order to participate.

For businesses seeking further information regarding participation, qualified reservations and check-ins, billing and future account creation, please refer to CLC’s Frequently Asked Questions page at, the hotel support line at 1-866-545-9865 or via email at

For individuals who need more information about FEMA’s Transitional Shelter Assistance Program, please go to .

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