Hurricane Season is Here

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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

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 for more information on their legal rights.


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