General Resources for Hurricane Irma Related Issues
Below is information about services provided by the Orange County Bar Association (OCBA), as well as general resource information, that may be helpful if you have legal or other issues related to Hurricane Irma.
OCBA FREE CITIZEN DISPUTE MEDIATION SERVICE – 407-423-5732
Residents of Orange County
Types of cases: landlord/tenant; neighborhood disputes; property damage; harassment; animal nuisance; disorderly conduct; recovery of money/property; and consumer complaints.
During mediation, the disputing parties meet with a certified mediator at the Orange County Bar offices, present their side of the issue, and try to resolve the legal matter without having to incur court costs.
FREE for residents of Orange County
Call: 407-423-5732, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday
This free program is available year-round for disputes not related to the hurricane
OCBA LAWYER REFERRAL & INFORMATION SERVICE â€“ 407-422-4537
Call the OCBA Lawyer Referral Department at 407-423-5732, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday
Speak with a professional lawyer referral representative
Explain your legal problem
If applicable, receive a referral to an OCBA-screened attorney
You call the attorney and arrange for a free consultation of up to 30-minutes
The $50 referral fee has been waived for individuals who have a legal problem related to Hurricane Irma
RESOURCES FOR SMALL BUSINESSES
FEMA for small businesses: register online at: www.DisasterAssistance.gov or by mobile device at m.fema.gov., or FEMA toll-free helpline at: 1-800-621-3362 (FEMA).
Small Business Association Economic Injury Disaster Loans, go to: SBA’s secure website.
The filing deadline to submit applications for physical property damage is Nov. 9, 2017. The deadline to submit economic injury applications is June 11, 2018.
SBDCâ€”Disaster Recovery Assistance for Florida Businesses
SBAâ€”Disaster Loan Information
FEMAâ€”Florida counties designated for Individual Assistance