Texas RioGrande Legal Aid helping Texans prepare for hurricane season

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(Source: MGNOnline.com)

Texas RioGrande Legal Aid is jumping in to help everyone be prepared for the hurricane season.

The group is hosting disaster-preparedness sessions for residents.

“There are so many legal issues that come up after a disaster,” said Tracy Figueroa, coordinator for TRLA’s Disaster Assistance Group, said in a release. “For example, some government and privately funded programs require you to have title to your home to get repair assistance. Many Hurricane Harvey survivors are still struggling to address these legal issues, and it’s disrupting their ability to recover. It’s vital that people think about these aspects of disaster preparedness and take steps now.”

Here are the upcoming sessions:

Sept. 4, 2019
9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Topic: What lawyer want you to know about disaster preparedness
Location: Proyecto Juan Diego Programa de Familia (IFP), 3910 Paredes Line, Brownsville, TX 78526
Meeting will be in Spanish

Sept. 11, 2019
9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Topic: Clearing title to homes (Real Estate, Probate, Mobile Home Issues)
Location: Proyecto Juan Diego Programa de Familia (IFP), 3910 Paredes Line, Brownsville, TX 78526
Meeting will be in Spanish

Sept. 18, 2019
9 a.m.
Topic: What lawyer want you to know about disaster preparedness
Location: First United Methodist Church, 405 W. Sinton St., Sinton, TX 78387
Meeting will be held in English

9:30 a.m.
Topic: Renters’ rights and obligations in a disaster
Location: First United Methodist Church, 405 W. Sinton St., Sinton, TX 78387
Meeting will be held in English

10 a.m.
Topic: Clearing title to homes (Real Estate and Probate)
Location: First United Methodist Church, 405 W. Sinton St., Sinton, TX 78387
Meeting will be held in English

10:30 a.m.
Topic: Clearing title to manufactured homes
Location: First United Methodist Church, 405 W. Sinton St., Sinton, TX 78387
Meeting will be held in English

11 a.m.
Topic: Basics of property insurance
Location: First United Methodist Church, 405 W. Sinton St., Sinton, TX 78387
Meeting will be held in English

TRLA has organized the sessions with community partners, including the First United Methodist Church in Sinton, Equal Voice Network, La Union del Pueblo Entero (LUPE), Proyecto Azteca, ARISE, the Red Cross, the Mexican American Unity Council (MAUC), Proyecto Juan Diego, BUCKNER, and Victoria Long Term Recovery Group.

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