The destruction caused by the recent flooding is devastating for Nebraska families, communities and our state. Knowing the legal rights, benefits and resources available to low-income survivors of a disaster is crucial to recovery. Legal Aid of Nebraska can help.
When disaster strikes, the vulnerabilities of low-income people are amplified, and the need for legal help is even more critical. Most low-income flood survivors are without adequate insurance, have limited resources, and lack knowledge of their options. Housing, jobs, utilities, health care, transportation, all are turned upside down. Government disaster assistance, if it exists at all, can be a long way off. Scammers and cheats descend, exploiting disaster survivors at a time when they are most vulnerable.
Legal Aid of Nebraska’s Disaster Relief Project offers free legal assistance for low-income survivors of Nebraska’s floods, through both online resources and a network of trained volunteer lawyers across Nebraska.Legal Aid of Nebraska