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  • Disaster Recovery: What can FEMA do for me?

    FEMA can help with many essential needs after disasters strike such as: doctors payments, dental expenses, housing repair, rent payments, replacement of lost and damaged property, and many other issues that come up when recovering from disasters. Click here to learn more about their resources and download or print a pdf handout with a clean, quick summary of what they provide and how to let FEMA help take care of basic necessities so that you can focus on moving forward or helping others. Read More

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    Lone Star Legal Aid
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  • Disaster Recovery: Renters' Rights

    When disasters hit, homes and living conditions are often severely affected. This resource explains your rights to end your lease early, get government subsidies to modify rent, eviction rights and required procedures, your right to repairs and a safe living environment, returns of security deposits, and how to respond if your landlord files a lawsuit to evict you. Read More

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    Lone Star Legal Aid
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  • Disaster Recovery: Loans Available for Renters & Homeowners from the SBA

    The SBA offers supplemental loans to: disaster proof your home, replace lost or damaged property, and repair damages to your home whether you rent or own your home. Learn more and how to apply here. Read More

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    Lone Star Legal Aid
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  • Disaster Recovery: Avoid Home Repair Fraud

    Review this resource to make sure you don't get ripped off by dishonest repair contractors. Learn what to watch out for and how to document work agreements to avoid disputes and lost money later. Read More

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    Lone Star Legal Aid
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  • Hurricane Preparedness

    Texas has experience major disasters lately. Learn how to make sure you are prepared if a disaster hits your area. Learn what to include in disaster supply kits, evacuation route planning, pet housing and safety, shelter locations, and other available resources you may need to use or would like to volunteer help with. Read More

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    Lone Star Legal Aid
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