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Common Legal Issues After a Disaster

This resource covers housing, consumer, finance after a disaster, family and educational issues, disaster programs and benefits, employment and unemployment after a disaster, wills, estates and guardianships, and other public health emergency issues after a disaster.

Dealing With Weather Emergencies

Preparing for a Weather Emergency, Staying Alert to Disaster-related Scams, Getting Back on Your Feet Financially, and Resources.

Disaster Declarations - State and Federal

A Disaster Declaration is a formal statement by a public official (i.e. Mayor, County Judge, or Governor) that a disaster or emergency situation exceeds their response capabilities. Based on the Governor's request, the President may declare that a major disaster or emergency exists. This activates an array of Federal programs to assist in the response and recovery effort.

Disaster Insurance Claim Guide

Information for home & flood insurance after a disaster; how to file an insurance claim; working with insurance adjusters; and consumer complaints.

FEMA Awards and Home Repair(s)

This information is about the things limit can FEMA for home repairs, who can appeal a FEMA home repair award, and how to appeal a FEMA home repair award.

Flood and Fire Victims' Rights as Tenants

Common questions asked by tenants who suffer flood or fire damage.

Homeowners Affected By Disasters

This provides information about issues homeowners may face when they own a home that is affected by a natural disaster event.

Housing After a Disaster

A guide to the legal issues a person may encounter in housing after a natural disaster. This includes information for homeowners and renters.

Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

Housing and Urban Development (HUD) site covering topics in: (1) housing- avoiding foreclosure, buying a home, home improvements, homes for sale, HUD homes, senior citizens, homelessness, veterans; (2) fairness- including fair lending, housing discrimination and disabled persons, and; (3) rental assistance- housing choice voucher program (Section 8), Search for an apartment, contact a housing counseling agency.

Lease Terms and Automatic Renewal Clauses

This resource covers how a tenant and landlord may agree to lease terms and conditions. This includes information about leases with automatic renewal clauses.

Louisiana Housing Corporation

The Louisiana Housing Corporation administers a variety of programs that assist renters, homebuyers and owners, developers, nonprofit groups, local governments and other stakeholders in creating safe, affordable, energy-efficient housing. Available Services include: Homeownership, Housing Development, Weatherization, Energy Assistance, Rental Opportunities, Homelessness Solutions, Housing Recovery.

Mold Growth Information for Renters and Homeowners

This gives a basic informational overview about mold and mold hazards. This is meant for anyone dealing with mold issues including homeowners and renters.

Mortgage Help for Homeowners Affected by Disasters

After a disaster, it is important to get in touch with your bank or mortgage servicer to get relief. Learn what you need to know about getting mortgage help for homeowners who are affected by a disaster event.

Preparing for a Disaster

It is important to plan ahead for disasters. The more you prepare ahead for a disaster, the faster and easier it may be to recover. If you are experiencing the effects of a disaster, you may face different legal problems. This includes information for how to prepare in advance for a disaster and for disaster survivors. A disaster event requires immediate attention and quick remedial action. A disaster involves injury, loss of life, damage to property, or catastrophic interference with normal activities. This information includes how to prepare to deal with sudden, unexpected, or impending situations where a disaster may occur.

Renters Affected By Disasters

This provides information about renters who live in a home that is affected by a natural disaster event.

Small Business Administration (SBA) Disaster Loans

Information on disaster loans provided by the U.S. Small Business Administration and how to apply.

Step-by-Step guide to applying for FEMA assistance

Please see this helpful step-by-step guide on applying for FEMA assistance. Use this search tool to see if your area has been declared a disaster area for individual assistance from FEMA. If your area is eligible for individual assistance, use this link to apply to FEMA for aid and check the status of an application. You can also call FEMA for information on the status of your claim. Call 1-800-621-FEMA (3362). The speech or hearing impaired may call (TTY) 1-800-462-7585.

Understanding Property under Louisiana Law

This resource covers information about types of property under Louisiana law. It includes information about what a property owner might own under each type.

Housing After a Disaster

A guide to the legal issues a person may encounter in housing after a natural disaster. This includes information for homeowners and renters.

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