Do you need help recovering from a disaster?

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 contact your local office for assistance.

Catholic Charities is funded to provide disaster case management to survivors of the 2020 California wildfires.  Please call 833-775-3267 for free assistance with long term recovery efforts.  Catholic Charities Disaster Case Management Flyer

Additional Resources

Please visit the Disaster Legal Assistance Collaborative for specific information on how to prepare for disaster or general disaster information and resources.  

The American Red Cross provides emergency disaster assistance - food, temporary shelter, and other assistance.

FEMA - Filing Individual Claims. FEMA can provide immediate and long term recovery assistance to people affected by disaster.  If a large area is affected by a disaster, FEMA often sets up a Local Assistance Center (LAC) or Disaster Relief Center (DRC) to provide in-person post-disaster assistance and resources.

U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Loans. SBA can cover losses that are not covered by FEMA or other programs.