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Northeast New Jersey Legal Services Disaster Assistance

NNJLS provides legal assistance to members of the community who were
affected by Hurricane Sandy.  The goal of NNJLS's Disaster Assistance Project is to ensure that low-income residents of Bergen, Hudson and Passaic Counties who have suffered damage from the storm have a committed advocate to help them resolve their legal issues.

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To learn more about our services, or to apply for legal assistance, please click here.

Disaster Legal Assistance

NNJLS provides disaster legal assistance in the following areas:

• Appealing claim denials from FEMA and private insurance carriers

• Evictions for non-payment of rent due to the storm

• Housing habitability issues arising from flooding, power outages, and other storm related damage

• Timely return of security deposits for clients who needed to relocate after the storm

• Problems with home repairs and contractors

• Representation at administrative agency hearings for denials of applications for emergency public benefits, such as food stamps, unemployment assistance and other public benefits


NNJLS provides outreach to community groups and other agencies on legal issues faced by victims of Hurricane Sandy. If you are interested in NNJLS speaking to your community group or agency, please contact us at NNJLS@lsnj. org.

Disaster Resources

For other disaster related services in your county please contact:

Bergen County Long Term Recovery Committee

Hudson County Long Term Recovery Committee

Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA)

American Red Cross


If you are a private attorney and are interested in volunteering with NNJLS's Disaster Assistance Project, click here.