LSNC provides free legal help to low-income individuals and families affected by natural disasters including fires, earthquakes and floods. We can help with disaster-related issues including FEMA and SBA claims, insurance claims, tenant rights, homeowner remedies, eligibility for federal, state and local benefits, and other issues.
If you have legal questions as a result of a natural disaster, please call us toll-free for assistance at 1-800-660-3458 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please feel free to share LSNC's disaster flier (in English and Spanish) with affected individuals.
Available resources and deadlines vary by disaster. Please visit wildfirerecovery.caloes.ca.gov for incident-specific information, updates and possible financial assistance.
Need immediate shelter due to a disaster? Please contact your local American Red Cross for a list of shelter sites. The American Red Cross may provide other emergency disaster assistance as well. Your local 2-1-1 agency is a good source of available shelter and resources following natural disaster, to find your county's 2-1-1 website, click here.
Please visit the Disaster Legal Assistance Collaborative for specific information on how to prepare for disaster or general disaster information and resources.
FEMA - Filing Individual Claims. FEMA can provide immediate and long term recovery assistance to people affected by disaster. FEMA assistance is not available for all natural disasters, and the scope is limited. LSNC can help you understand your FEMA rights and obligations.
U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Loans. SBA can cover losses that are not covered by FEMA or other programs.