Camp Fire Butte County Resources

Legal Services of Northern California (LSNC) is a non-profit law firm providing free legal services to low income residents and seniors affected by the Camp Fire. If you have a legal issue, please feel free to reach out to us by phone at 530-345-9491 or 800-345-9491, or in-person at our office located at 541 Normal Avenue in Chico. If you need help outside of normal business hours, please call our after hours line at 866-815-5990.

Affordable Homes.  Habitat for Humanity is building homes for lower income people affected by the fire.  You must attend a mandatory orientation.  Applications are due May 17th.  For more information, please visit  

Legal Needs:

LSNC is here to help low income residents and seniors affected by the Camp Fire with civil legal issues related to housing, health care, government benefits, and the following disaster-related issues:  

  • Illegal rent increases ("price gouging") for tenants
  • FEMA benefitsIf you feel that you are eligible, you can apply by calling 800-621-3362 or visiting FEMA's website.   If you were denied FEMA, please call our office for assistance.
  • Expedited unemployment benefits for displaced workers who lived or worked in the disaster area.  This includes workers who were self-employed.
  • Expanded benefits for CalWORKs recipients, including homeless assistance and immediate need payments.  For a full list of disaster-related enhanced benefits, click here 
  • Expedited access to CalFRESH benefits, also known as Food Stamps
  • Legal information for renters with units that were destroyed, redtagged, damaged, or who were forced to evacuate 
  • Insurance claims for low income renters or homeowners
  • Medi-Cal and Medicare disaster-related benefits, including medication and durable medical equipment replacement

Local Assistance Center (LAC) and Disaster Relief/Recovery Centers (DRC) are now closed.  

Pro Bono Volunteers: 

LSNC is seeking private attorneys who would like to volunteer their time to assist low income people affected by the fire.  Please contact our Pro Bono Coordinator at for additional information. 

Do you need something else?  Please contact Butte County's 2-1-1 line if you are located in Butte or Glenn Counties.  If you are calling from outside of Butte or Glenn Counties, call 1-866-916-3566 for assistance or visit Butte County Recovers website.