Housing After A Disaster
Learn About Your Issue
This category concerns issues a person might have with their housing after a natural disaster or other emergency. It can include issues around owning, clearing title, rebuilding, and insuring a home when you have experienced or at risk of a disaster. It also includes landlord-tenant and eviction issues.
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.
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 limit of the things 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.
Homeowners Insurance And Disasters
A homeowners insurance policy typically covers natural disasters caused by fire, lightning, hail, windstorm, hurricanes, or tornados. Homeowners insurance does not usually cover floods. Before a natural disaster it is important to know what is covered and not covered as part of your homeowners insurance policy.
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.
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.
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 A Personal Property And Home Inventory
A personal home property inventory details everything that you own and the cost to replace these items if they are stolen or destroyed by a disaster.
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.
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.