Timely and accurate information is crucial for residents still reeling after Hurricane Sandy. That’s why LawHelp.org/NY has compiled a new list of resources so New Yorkers can easily find agencies providing legal assistance. The resources are updated daily and provide information on everything from how to replace spoiled food purchased with the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), how to access disaster unemployment assistance, report price gouging to the New York State Attorney General, and more.
This information is provided to the public through a combination of LawHelp/NY blogs in English and Spanish, and from the website’s new Disaster Recovery and Relief topic area. LawHelp/NY also provides LiveHelp, online, real-time chat assistance. LawHelp/NY volunteer navigators are able to provide personalized service and lead visitors directly to the disaster and recovery resources they most need.
You can find Hurricane Sandy resources here:
- The news and information blog MyNewYorkLegalHelp.com gives current information on disaster benefits, neighborhood assistance, and legal help.
- A calendar of free disaster-related legal clinics throughout NYC and disaster-affected areas can be found at mynewyorklegalhelp.com/nydisasterlegalclinics.
- Visit the new Disaster Recovery and Relief topic on LawHelp.org/NY for a collection of in-depth Know Your Rights informational resources and legal aid organizations providing assistance in your area.
Many legal aid organizations are stepping up to help victims of Hurricane Sandy with a wide range of problems. We hope these resources will help those in affected areas in the recovery efforts.