Hurricane Harvey left behind catastrophic destruction last year, tying with Katrina as the costliest storm in modern U.S. history.
Many people with disabilities were left vulnerable as they faced c
omplex and urgent legal issues and questions.
In the days and weeks after the storm, Disability Rights Texas' team of dedicated pro bono volunteer attorneys were quick to offer help in partnership with Lone Star Legal Aid by providing information and short-term assistance and advice to people with disabilities in the Houston area.
The effort succeeded in reachi
ng hundreds of people with disabilities in shelters across Houston immediately after the storm by informing them of their rights and legal options for obtaining accessible temporary housing and FEMA assistance to replace lost wheelchairs, motorized scoo
ters, and other critical medical devices and equipment.
More recently, DRTx volunteer lawyers partnered with Houston Volunteer Lawyers and the State Bar of Texas to offer free legal resources to people with disabilities across Texas that remain displaced and continue to seek legal help in the aftermath of storm.
If you or someone you know in Texas needs disability legal assistance due to Hurricane Harvey, please call us at 1-800-252-9108.