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Disaster Relief

Common Legal Needs After a Disaster

  • Problems with contractors when trying to rebuild
  • Difficulty filing insurance claims 
  • Replacing IDs and important documents
    • Driver’s license
    • Social security card
    • Birth certificate
    • Court documents
  • Understanding your rights as a renter
    • Can you get out of a lease if your home is damaged?
    • What if you lost your job and can’t pay rent?
    • Can your landlord make you move to make repairs?
    • What if you’re evicted?
  • Preparing new wills, powers of attorney, and guardianship documents
  • Filing for FEMA appeals

Getting Help

Call the Center for Arkansas Legal Services (1-800-950-5817) or Legal Aid of Arkansas (1-800-952-9243) if you have a question or think you have a legal issue after experiencing a disaster.

Contact FEMA at 1-800-621-3362 or 1-800-462-7585 (TTY) for the hearing and speech impaired.