Our Coalition hold collective calls for its members to give space for partners on-the-ground and allies to address needs like temporary housing resources and understanding how to apply for aid. Partners share resources, contacts, and best practices on things like direct housing programs and what to do when a FEMA application gets denied. Resource information from our calls and our own research is added bellow.  

Free Legal Support to Low-Income Survivors Facing Legal Issues After Hurricane Florence

The North Carolina Bar Association and Legal Aid of North Carolina are offering FREE legal support to low-income survivors facing legal issues after Hurricane Florence! Here is the hotline: 1-800-662-7407. Callers should identify that they are seeking Hurricane Florence-related legal assistance, ask for Disaster Legal Services, and should identify the county in which they are located. Survivors who qualify for assistance will be matched with North Carolina lawyers who have volunteered to provide free legal help. If you are experiencing challenges or have questions regarding FEMA, with eviction, or other matters and need legal assistance, please call the hotline.

Environmental Hazard Reporting

EPA (National Response Center ) 1-800-424-8802

Assistance with Disability Related Needs Related to Hurricane Florence

Please call Partnership for Inclusive Disaster Strategy’s disaster hotline at (800) 626-4959 or email

For Tenant/Housing Related Issues

Legal Aid of NC Helpline: 1 866 219 LANC
NC Justice Center (919) 856 2162

Crisis Counseling

For round the clock crisis counseling, there is a Disaster Distress Helpline: 1 800 985 5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746.
See also this zine on navigating trauma in the context of disaster response.

Back@Home North Carolina

Back@Home North Carolina, is an initiative to help families still in Hurricane Florence disaster shelters or staying in unsafe or unstable arrangements quickly transition to safe and sustainable longer-term housing. Back@Home is for individuals and families who are not eligible for Individual Assistance through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) or who may be receiving limited FEMA assistance and still need help securing housing or other supportive services. Services include help finding housing, rent and utility assistance, move-in supplies, and, if needed, help accessing other resources like job training and placement and child care.

Cape Fear Volunteer Center

5041 News Centre Drive, Suite 215
Wilmington NC 28405