Disaster Relief

Our Disaster Relief Project helps victims of natural disasters with problems related to housing, benefits, consumer issues, insurance and more.

How we help

Legal Aid of North Carolina’s Disaster Relief Project provides legal assistance and education to survivors of natural disasters in North Carolina and supports community economic development and equitable long-term recovery and resiliency in disaster-impacted communities.  

The Disaster Relief Project’s services include: 

  • Providing disaster survivors with information about their rights following a natural disaster
  • Advocating for clients when they are applying for recovery fund assistance and appealing decisions, when needed 
  • Standing up for disaster survivors who were victimized by fraudulent contractors or bad-actor landlords 
  • Connecting clients to community resources 
  • Clarifying title and property ownership, including providing wills and advanced directives for those who have been affected by a natural disaster 
  • Supporting local long-term disaster recovery organizations by writing bylaws, providing document templates, and helping groups incorporate as 501(c)(3) nonprofit 
  • Hosting disaster recovery education sessions and legal clinics 

If you have been affected by a natural disaster and are interested in our services, we encourage you to call the helpline to get more information about if we can help.

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Legal Aid NC Helpline

Toll-Free: 1 (866) 219-LANC (5262)

8:30 AM – 4:00 PM, Monday – Friday
5:30 PM – 8:30 PM, Monday & Thursday

Apply for free help with civil (non-criminal) legal issues. Those 60 and older should call the Senior Helpline.

Category Name Organization
Disaster Relief Avoiding scams and frauds after a natural disaster Legal Aid of North Carolina
Disaster Preparedness Disaster Preparedness Legal Aid of North Carolina
Disaster Relief FEMA Legal Aid of North Carolina
Disaster Relief How to File an Appeal with Rebuild NC Legal Aid of North Carolina
Disaster Relief Property ownership, heir property, and estate planning Legal Aid of North Carolina
Disaster Relief Resources for community groups that support long-term recovery Legal Aid of North Carolina
Disaster Relief Tenants’ rights after a natural disaster Legal Aid of North Carolina

Our projects focus on unique client populations and special areas of law.

Disaster Relief Project

​Visit the Disaster Relief section of our website for help and free legal education. About the Project Legal Aid of North Carolina’s Disaster Relief Project provides legal assistance and education to survivors of natural…