Delmarie Alicea

  • Hosted by Florida Legal Services
  • Sponsored by Disaster Recovery Legal Corps
  • Service location Orlando, Florida
  • Law school Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law
  • Issue area Disaster Recovery
  • Fellowship class year 2018
  • Program Disaster Recovery Legal Corps

The Project

Delmarie Alicea is a 2018 Equal Justice Works Fellow serving in the Disaster Recovery Legal Corps. Prior to joining the DRLC, Delmarie worked as a Fair Housing Advocate with Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida and as a litigation paralegal at Morgan & Morgan, P.A. She also has prior experience processing home and automobile insurance claims and as a real estate salesperson and pre-marketing analyst. As a law student, Delmarie represented immigrants seeking benefits and defended against removal proceedings through her school’s Immigration Clinic. Delmarie graduated from the University of Central Florida with a B.A. in legal studies and from Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law. She is also fluent in Spanish.

Her project includes collaborating with local organizations to identify systemic legal issues affecting disaster recovery, including monitoring the distribution of federal recovery funding to ensure that it meets the unmet needs of low-income renters and complies with federal civil rights laws. She operates a disaster helpline and provides informational materials regarding disaster preparedness and recovery regarding issues related to housing, employment, homeowners’/flood insurance, public benefits, and other problems that may arise in the context of a disaster.

Media

Vulnerable Communities Have a Tougher Time Recovering from Disasters

Speaking of Justice - Summer 2019

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