Harvey Relief - Info from the resource fair

In case you were not able to attend the Cougar Strong Recovery Resource Fair, below is some information:

FEMA and Legal Assistance Docs

UH Center for Consumer Law will be holding a Know Your Rights session on Sept 30 at the People's Law School. This special session will be devoted to legal issues faced by the victims of Harvey. To register for this special Harvey People's Law School visit http://www.law.uh.edu/peopleslaw/.

Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA)
If you know anyone who has lost their job because of Harvey, tell them to visit http://twc.state.tx.us/jobseekers/unemployment-benefits-services. The deadline to apply for benefits is Sept 27 so do not delay.

Free Legal Help-Disaster Recovery such as FAMA/insurance, landlord-tenant, probate, document restoration

State Bar of Texas
Hotline (voicemail accepted)

Houston Volunteer Lawyers
Legal Aid Clinisc (in-person)

Houston Bar Associate
Legal Line (live phone bank)
Mon-Fri, Dept 5-29, 3-5pm
1st and 3rd Wed, 5-9pm
1st Thur, 5-9pm (Spanish)

Dear Students:

Hurricane Harvey has been an unprecedented weather event. As of Tuesday afternoon, Houston experienced approximately 50 inches of rain. This is the greatest amount of rain ever recorded from a single weather event in the continental United States. To put this in context, the average annual precipitation for Houston is about 50 inches. So Harvey dumped all the rain that Houston usually gets in one year in just a 5-day period of time. In comparison, only 35 inc...hes of rain fell on Houston during Tropical Storm Allison.

My heart goes out to our whole community. It may take time for us to recover some sense of normalcy. At times like these, it is important for us to be kind and patient with each other and focus on the bonds that bring us together. We are all Houstonians! We all love UHLC!

I hope you have responded to Associate Dean Tennessee’s census. If not, please complete her survey at this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PD67758. We want to ensure that we know that each of you is safe.

If you feel anxious, depressed, or out of sorts about the situation, please reach out to campus counseling at (713)743-5454 or TLAP at (800) 343-6527.

We plan to resume classes on Tuesday, September 5, 2017. I look forward to seeing you then.


Leonard M. Baynes
Dean and Professor of Law
University of Houston Law Center