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.
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.