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FEMA To Fully Reimburse Cities For Sheltering The Homeless In Hotels

Mission Local-


Following a purgatorial 24 hours, a clarification today from the Federal Emergency Management Agency appears to answer San Francisco officials’ hopes and prayers: The city will, indeed, be 100 percent reimbursed for Covid shelter-in-place hotels, retroactively to January 2020. 

“Specifically, the President’s directive allows FEMA to pay 100% federal funding for the costs of activities that have previously been determined eligible, from the beginning of the pandemic in January 2020 to Sept. 30, 2021,” reads today’s statement from FEMA. 

“This means that all work eligible under FEMA’s existing COVID-19 policies, including increasing medical capacity, non-congregate sheltering, and emergency feeding distribution will be reimbursed at 100% federal share.” (emphasis ours)

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