Housing benefits extension in limbo for Puerto Rican families

HARTFORD —  Connecticut's governor and two U.S. senators want the Federal Emergency Management Agency to reverse a surprise decision that rescinds temporary housing benefits to Puerto Rican families staying in the state after being displaced by Hurricane Maria.Gov.

Dannel P. Malloy said the state was informed about the decision at noon Thursday. It came three days after FEMA told the state it was approving an earlier request to extend Transitional Shelter Assistance through Feb. 14.

Malloy said FEMA told his administration on Thursday that the extension was an error by the agency. Later in the day, FEMA granted a three-day extension for those families, according to a release from Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn.


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