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Free Legal Assistance Available for CA Fire Survivors

posted Sep 8, 2020, 10:32 AM by San Francisco VOAD
A legal hotline is now available for survivors of the fires in Northern California in Lake, Monterey, Napa, San Mateo, Santa Cruz, Solano, Sonoma, and Yolo Counties (additional counties may be added). 

Disaster survivors facing legal issues related to the fires may call the hotline at (888) 382-3406. Callers may also leave a message. English and Spanish speaking attorneys will be available. The service, which allows callers to receive limited legal assistance from a volunteer lawyer.

The type of legal assistance available includes: 
• Assistance with securing FEMA and other government benefits available to disaster survivors; 
• Assistance with life, medical and property insurance claims; 
• Help with home repair contracts and contractors; 
• Replacement of wills and other important legal documents destroyed in the disaster; 
• Assisting in consumer protection matters, remedies and procedures; 
• Counseling on mortgage-foreclosure problems; 
• Counseling on landlord-tenant problems; 
• COVID-19 resources

For more information please see the flyer/press release here.