Hurricane season is here and Texas RioGrande Legal Aid is urging border residents to be prepared.
The aftermath of a hurricane can be devastating for low-income Texans who can be faced with a variety of legal problems. From dealing with a landlord who refuses to fix damaged property to continuing to be able to receive public benefits when faced with a relocation, low-income residents need reliable advice regarding their legal rights after a disaster.
In the event of a federally declared disaster, TRLA’s Disaster Assistance Team will be available to assist individuals with numerous disaster-related legal issues. Those issues can include:
- Applying for assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
- Appealing assistance decisions made by FEMA
- Landlord/Tenant issues
- Price Gouging
- Tax Relief
- Assistance with receiving federal and state benefits
TRLA will keep the latest information regarding hurricane threats to Texas posted on its website at www.trla.org.
In the event of a disaster, TRLA will keep potential clients informed of their legal rights using a variety of resources including our main website, the TRLA Times, and traditional news media.
Victims of disasters can also refer to TexasLawHelp.org for more information on their legal rights.