United Houma Nation hosting Free Legal Clinic for those impacted by Hurricane IDA

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Need help with your FEMA appeal? The United Houma Nation has joined forces with Emergency Legal Responders to host the Legal Tools for Hurricane Ida Survivors Free Legal Clinic. The event will take place from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, Nov 11 at the Oaks of Houma located at 400 Monarch Dr.

 

The event is open to the public and will provide free assistance to those who applied for FEMA and feel they may be entitled to more assistance. Coordinators are asking attendees to bring any documentation received from FEMA, proof of damage (photos), as well as their FEMA/disaster assistance login information .

 

Amelia Hoppi, member of The Emergency Legal Responders non-profit organization says the event will provide imperative information and everyone who attends will receive assistance. “The clinic will be attended by two attorneys who are well versed in disaster law and legal issues stemming from Hurricane Ida. Those affected by Hurricane Ida and would like to apply for FEMA assistance now have until November 29 to send in their application and can receive free assistance from legal aid attorneys. “



 

Hoppi ensures that those who aren’t able to attend today’s clinic will have the opportunity to get assistance. “This isn’t the only opportunity. We’ll be working with the library, as well as the United Houma Nation, and other community organizations to start providing community clinics so people can come in and get disaster assistance”

 

For more information on the free legal clinic and future events, please feel free to contact United Houma Nation at (985) 275-0820.