The following information comes to us from NC 211 where resources like this can be found 24/7.
If you've been impacted by Tropical Storm Fred please call the resource listed below for assistance.
A toll-free legal aid helpline is now available for survivors of
Tropical Storm Fred in Buncombe, Haywood, and Transylvania counties.
866.219.5262 ext. 2657
weekdays from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. for free legal help.
For more resources, visit legalaidnc.org/disaster
Disaster Relief Assistance Can Include:
BENEFITS APPLICATIONS AND APPEALS
FEMA | Accessing assistance and appealing recoupment
OTHER | Connect survivors with relief organizations and other services, including resources for unemployment and food and nutrition
HOMEOWNERS | Assistance with insurance policies, recovery applications and appeals, proving property ownership, avoiding foreclosure and mortgage issues, providing information on rights and more
RENTERS | Assistance with recovery applications and appeals, eviction defense and rent disputes, understanding renters’ rights and insurance policies and more
Including wills, powers of attorney, personal identification, birth certificates and Social Security cards
ASSIST LONG-TERM RECOVERY GROUPS
Assistance with 501(c)(3) non-profit incorporation, drafting legal documents related to incorporation, and general guidance as groups navigate the disaster relief ecosystem
SUPPORT VICTIMS OF FRAUD
Provide resources and assistance to avoid fraud after a disaster, as well as help victims of contractor fraud and housing repair scams
Disaster Legal Services, which allows callers to request the assistance of a lawyer, is a partnership between the North Carolina Bar Association, North Carolina Bar Foundation, Legal Aid of North Carolina, the American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division. The Federal Emergency Management Agency provides funding for the helpline.