COVID-19 Has Created A Legal Aid Crisis. FEMA’s Usual Response Is Missing

Audio, Interview, News Story Rebecca Hersher
National Public Radio (NPR)
May 11, 2020
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Organizations mentioned/involved: Legal Services NYC (LSNYC), Southeast Louisiana Legal Services (SLLS), Legal Services Corporation (LSC)


The Federal Emergency Management Agency and the White House have failed to fund Disaster Legal Services, a legal assistance program that is routinely available to disaster survivors. The missing funding becomes more pressing every day because, unlike most weather disasters, the pandemic is causing long-term economic destruction.