Dealing with the aftermath of a disastrous storm can be stressful as individuals and communities try to recover. There are services and options available. We can help with some of the following issues:
• FEMA issues and appeals
• Disaster unemployment
• Disaster SNAP benefit eligibility and issues
• Landlord tenant matters where the landlord refused to make repairs to the rental property damaged by the storm
• Hurricane related insurance claims such as homeowner’s and auto policies.
• Claims related to items damaged by hurricane flooding
• Other housing-related needs as a result of Hurricane Irma such as eviction due to lack of ability to pay because of storm related expenses
• Displacement issues due to storm damage
• How to avoid consumer scams
• Disaster mortgage assistance
Contact our disaster relief project at 561-655-8944 ext. 367 if you are in need of such assistance.
Some reminders to guide you through the post disaster process:
• Hire licensed, reputable, preferably local service people.
• Verify a contractor’s license and check to see if there are any complaints against them by calling the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation at 800-487-1395.
• Ask for references from previous work.
• Ask legitimate contractors for proof of insurance – liability and worker’s compensation. Verify by calling the Division of Worker’s Compensation at 800-742-2214.
• Get written estimates from several construction firms.
• Pay by check or credit card and never pay the final amount until the work is completed to your satisfaction.
• Hold onto your receipts, contracts, and documents.