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National Disaster

Legal Aid

Resources for People Who Need Help

Housing and Mortgage Issues

National Consumer Law Center

The National Consumer Law Center has great resources to help communities cope with financial devastation after a natural disaster strikes. Click here for resources on housing, mortgages, and bankruptcy. 

To help households, especially the most vulnerable, recover from financial devastation after a disaster strikes, the National Consumer Law Center (NCLC) has also created a free Disaster Relief toolkit.

The online toolkit includes resources for families, advocates, and policymakers on:

Other Housing Resources

Below is special information for mortgage holders and on foreclosure issues impacted by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Note: Forbearances and a foreclosure moratorium may apply to you. Please contact your loan servicer or lawyer as soon as possible. Visit the Active Disaster Quick Links on the site for information on how to find legal assistance with mortgage and foreclosure issues. 


  • Bankruptcy: Fresh Start After a Natural Disaster by the City Bar Justice Center
  • You might qualify for legal assistance from Upsolve, a 501(c)(3) legal aid nonprofit. Upsolve is an online program focused on assisting low-income Americans through Chapter 7 bankruptcy at no cost. You can find more information about Upsolve by going to their website


To find the latest information for those impacted by active disasters, visit the Active Disaster Quick Links at the top of this page.