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Hurricane Matthew
The primary area where applicants for our services will find information regarding how to get legal assistance from LANC.

Call 1-800-662-7407 for legal help with storm-related issues.
Hurricane Matthew


Links to news from federal and state agencies involved in the recovery.


N.C. Department of Justice

N.C. Department of Public Safety

N.C. Division of Employment Security

N.C. Office of the Governor

U.S. Small Business Administration

Legal Aid Hotline

Call 1-800-662-7407​, weekdays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.​, for free legal help related to Hurricane Matthew. Get help with FEMA benefits appeals, insurance claims, home repair contracts and contractors, lost wills and other legal documents, foreclosure and landlord-tenant problems. Callers should identify that they are seeking Hurricane Matthew-related legal assistance, ask for Disaster Legal Services and identify the county in which they are located. Surv​ivors who qualify for assistance will be matched with North Carolina lawyers who have volunteered to provide free legal help.

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hurricane-matthew-videos.pngWatch our series of self-help videos to learn about your legal rights and what you should do after a natural disaster. Topics include tenant rights, disaster unemployment assistance, insurance claims, replacing lost documents, avoiding scams and fraud, and more. These videos were produced in partnership with the North Carolina Bar Association Foundation and the American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division.

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Tenant Rights

What are your rights and responsibilities under North Carolina law if you are a tenant and your rental unit is damaged extensively or destroyed by a natural disaster?​ Learn more about leases, repairs, evictions, personal property and renter's insurance.

Visit the tenant rights page
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Emergency and Recovery Resources




Financial Assistance

Avoiding Scams

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