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Disaster Recovery Legal Corps

The Equal Justice Works Disaster Recovery Legal Corps (DRLC) mobilizes 23 Fellows to serve a two-year term delivering critical legal assistance to communities in Texas and Florida affected by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria.

Fellows help with issues related to housing, public benefits, employment, disability rights, immigration,  and other hurricane-related legal problems. Fellows receive substantive and skills-based training before the start of the program, which will equip them with the tools they need to assist with disaster recovery.

Fellows are seeing a large increase in requests for assistance amid COVID-19. Thanks to the flexibility of DRLC donors, a number of the Fellows have expanded their project scope to assist individuals faced with COVID-19 related legal issues.

The Disaster Recovery Legal Corps program is funded with support from the American Red Cross, the Bigglesworth Family Foundation, the Carnegie Corporation of New York, Center for Disaster Philanthropy, the Florida Bar Foundation, Houston Immigration Legal Services Collaborative, Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund administered by the Greater Houston Community Foundation, Sharon and Ivan Fong Family Foundation, and the Texas Access to Justice Foundation.

Applications for DRLC are no longer being accepted. You can find a list of organizations currently hosting DRLC Fellows below.

Contact [email protected] to learn more.

Meet Our Fellows

Read about the DRLC Fellows who are delivering critical legal assistance to disaster-affected communities in Texas and Florida.

Host Organizations

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Human Rights First

TEXAS / Houston

Programs
  • Disaster Recovery Legal Corps

Equal Justice Center

TEXAS / Austin, Houston

Programs
  • Design Your Own Fellowship
  • Disaster Recovery Legal Corps

Lone Star Legal Aid

TEXAS / Houston

Programs
  • Design Your Own Fellowship
  • Disaster Recovery Legal Corps
  • Rural Summer Legal Corps
Programs
  • Crime Victims Justice Corps
  • Disaster Recovery Legal Corps

Tahirih Justice Center

TEXAS / Houston
VIRGINIA / Falls Church
GEORGIA / Atlanta

Programs
  • Crime Victims Justice Corps
  • Design Your Own Fellowship
  • Disaster Recovery Legal Corps
  • Immigration Summer Legal Corps

Florida Legal Services

FLORIDA / Orlando, Newberry, Tallahassee

Programs
  • Design Your Own Fellowship
  • Disaster Recovery Legal Corps

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