Notes on Nonprofits: Volunteer Groups Mobilize Around Big Bend after Michael

Legal Services of North Florida (LSNF) is providing direct client assistance as well as community education.  Executive Director Leslie Powell said, “In Leon County, we are responding to requests for help by tenants being illegally locked out of their units. In Bay County, multiple housing complexes are threatening eviction if tenants don’t move, even if they have no place to go.”

 LSNF is also dealing with domestic violence victims who are concerned about relocation because of court orders that put limits on where they can go and for how long. As recovery continues LSNF will begin working with issues with insurance, denied FEMA claims, denied disaster unemployment assistance, and many more. They are also organizing an effort by from private attorneys who want to go to affected areas and provide pro bono legal assistance.

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