Were you affected by the freeze in February 2021?

Winter Storm 2021 Resources

If you are seeking immediate legal assistance, please apply online or complete a paper application and submit it to info@hvlp.org.


Recovering after a disaster - steps to take. (Ready.Gov)

Winter Storm Uri Consumer Resource Guide (prepared by Baker Botts L.L.P.)

HBA 2020 Consumer Law Handbook (Houston Bar Association)

Disaster Assistance Manual (Texas Law Help)


Specific Issues


FEMA Assistance

FEMA Disaster Assistance - The deadline to apply is April 20, 2021

Appeal a FEMA Decision (National Disaster Legal Aid)

FEMA Appeal FAQ's (National Disaster Legal Aid)




Update from the Harris County Appraisal District.  Homeowners may apply for a temporary disaster exemption if their property suffered physical damage as a result of the freeze.

Avoiding Contractor Fraud (English/Espanol)  (SBP)

File a Fraud Report

Handling Home Insurance Claims (Texas Law Help/Texas Rio Grande Legal Aid)

Renters Rights (Lone Star Legal Aid)



Apply for Texas Benefits



Victims of Texas winter storms get deadline extensions and other tax relief. (IRS)







Posted: February 23, 2021