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 – 1:00 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.
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The Basics of Nonprofit Formation
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Your Mortgage and Disaster Recovery
Property Taxes and Disaster Recovery
How to file an appeal with ReBuild NC
Accessing recovery funds: Duplication of Benefits and FEMA Recoupment
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Free Forum Friday: Preparing for and recovering from natural disasters
Duplication of benefits during disaster recovery
Tips for preparing for hurricane season
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Disaster recovery groups: Basics of becoming a non-profit
FEMA Recoupment: What it means when FEMA asks for disaster relief money back
Estate planning for rainy weather: Important documents when recovering from a natural disaster
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