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Disaster Recovery Legal Corps

The Equal Justice Works Disaster Recovery Legal Corps (DRLC) mobilized 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 helped with issues related to housing, public benefits, employment, disability rights, immigration,  and other hurricane-related legal problems. Fellows received substantive and skills-based training before the start of the program, which equipped them with the tools they needed to assist with disaster recovery.

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

The Disaster Recovery Legal Corps was 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.

You can find a list of organizations that hosted DRLC Fellows below.

Contact [email protected] to learn more.

The Disaster Recovery Legal Corps was 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.

You can find a list of organizations that hosted 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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Community Justice Project

FLORIDA / Miami

Programs
  • Disaster Recovery Legal Corps

Boat People SOS – Houston

TEXAS / Houston

Programs
  • Disaster Recovery Legal Corps

YMCA International Services

TEXAS / Houston

Programs
  • Crime Victims Justice Corps
  • Disaster Recovery Legal Corps
  • Disaster Resilience Program

Disability Rights Texas

TEXAS / Austin, Houston

Programs
  • Design Your Own Fellowship
  • Disaster Resilience Program
  • Disaster Recovery Legal Corps
Programs
  • Crime Victims Justice Corps
  • Disaster Recovery Legal Corps
  • Disaster Resilience Program

Lone Star Legal Aid

TEXAS / Houston

Programs
  • Design Your Own Fellowship
  • Disaster Recovery Legal Corps
  • Disaster Resilience Program

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