As concerns regarding the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) continue to grow, Hunton Andrews Kurth’s pro bono team has compiled the following free resources to help individuals without access to paid legal services understand and stay informed of the legal implications of this global health emergency.
- National Center on Law and Elder Rights (NCLER) has materials on COVID-19 here. NCLER provides aging and disabled communities with the tools and resources they need to serve older adults with the greatest economic and social needs.
- National Council on Aging (NCOA) has COVID-19 Resources for Older Adults & Caregivers here.
- American Bar Association Commission on Law and Aging has Coronavirus Update for the Elder Law Community here.
- National Asian Pacific Center on Aging has a resource page with a helpline for older adults in 8 languages.
- Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has a COVID-19 Toolkit to help patients stay informed on CMS and HHS materials available on COVID-19.
- Kaiser Family Foundation provides a FAQ on Medicare Coverage and Costs Related to COVID-19 Testing and Treatment.
- National Health Law Program has a COVID-19 resources page.
American Bar Association, in cooperation with Mind Your Loved Ones, Inc., has launched a new mobile app that stores and manages critical medical information, including health care advance directives, on your smartphone.
- National Low Income Housing Coalition has a COVID-19 Housing/Homelessness Resource Page here.
Anti-Eviction Mapping Project has created a continually updated map of COVID-19 Emergency Tenant Protections.
Augrented, an AI-driven apartment ratings service, hosts a blog including a running list of eviction moratoriums and other tenant protections, and advice for staying safe as a renter during the COVID-19 epidemic.
- Catholic Legal Immigration Network has set up a COVID-19 resources page here.
- Immigration Justice Campaign provides COVID-19 Updates related to detention, release from detention, the operation of the immigration courts, and legal arguments related to COVID-19.
- Protecting Immigrant Families provides a resource page explaining Immigrant Eligibility for Public Programs During COVID-19. They also provide a Know Your Rights page.
Labor and Employment Resources
National Conference of State Legislatures provides a list of State Quarantine and Isolation Statutes with a summary of state law authority for quarantine and isolation within state borders, including authority to initiate quarantine and isolation, limitations on state quarantine powers, and penalties for violations.
- The city of Houston has partnered with advocacy groups and law enforcement agencies to provides more resources to victims. A new website that can be accessed here compiles resources for those concerned about their safety.
- The Houston Immigration Legal Services Collaborative has created a COVID-19 Resources page.
- The Houston Bar Association provides updates on the Houston Volunteer Lawyers website for resources volunteer attorneys can use to provide local pro bono assistance.
- Businesses may complete the City of Dallas COVID-19 Small Business Impact Survey to report impacts of COVID-19 to the City of Dallas.
- The Small Business Association website contains guidance and loan resources to help small businesses navigate the crisis.
- The Tarrant Small Business Development Center page contains links to CDC information, small business guidance and loan resources, applications for disaster loans, and a tool to match businesses with nearby lenders.
- The Greater Dallas Hispanic Chamber of Commerce page contains a summary of the current orders affecting Dallas County, links to small business resources, COVID-19 updates, and news headlines.
- WINGS website contains resources and offers coaching for small businesses on how to serve employees and customers during the outbreak.
- The Texas Workforce Commission page contains resources for employers, jobseekers, parents, and educators, including a portal to file unemployment claims.
- Virginia Legal Aid COVID-19 Resources Page
- Hunton Andrews Kurth has prepared an alert for Virginia non-stock corporations with guidance on best corporate governance practices during the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Cover Virginia has prepared helpful summaries and information regarding temporary expansions to Medicaid in Virginia to address the COVID-19 pandemic.
- The Virginia Governor’s office has provided a FAQ regarding changes to unemployment assistance available to citizens in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
- The Virginia Poverty Law Center has compiled a helpful list of resources especially relating to housing law and tenant’s rights.
- Tenants facing eviction issues in Virginia can contact 1-833-NoEvict, a legal helpline run by the Virginia Poverty Law Center and the Campaign to Reduce Evictions (CARE).
- Northern Virginia Family Resources has compiled a list of helpful resources available to Northern Virginia residents.
- The State Corporation Commission has directed electrical, natural gas and water companies to suspend service disconnections during the COVID-19 pandemic.
- The Virginia Department of Vehicles has prepared information relating to the waiver and extension of certain registration and licensing requirements.
- The Greater Richmond Bar Foundation provides a pro bono clearinghouse service where non-profits seeking help are matched with volunteer attorneys who can provide assistance.
- The City of Richmond has created a small business disaster relief loan program. Hunton Andrews Kurth has prepared a summary of the program.
Washington, DC Resources
- Washington, DC COVID-19 Resources Page
- Washington, DC Government
- The Washington Council of Lawyers has compiled a helpful list of resources.
- DC Bar Pro Bono Center has compiled legal resources for nonprofits & small business, including financial relief, employment law, operations, and governance.
- The First Shift Justice Project explains the expanded rights of workers in DC, including a link to helping find assistance to filing for unemployment benefits.
- The Children’s Law Center has compiled a thorough list of resources and support available for DC Children and Families, including hotlines, mental health resources, and updates for government agencies such as the Office of the Tenant Advocate.
- Legal Aid Society of DC COVID-19 Resources Page
- DC Volunteer Lawyer Project has set up a Resources Page dedicated to domestic violence.
- National Veterans Legal Services Program COVID-19 economic assistance guide for veterans
- DC Kincare’s COVID-19 Resource Center provides resources related to food access, using SNAP through Amazon, and debt collection
- DC Hunger Solutions Resource Page, providing meal assistance updates
- DC Water’s COVID-19 Updates and Resources
- Pepco’s COVID-19 Support Overview
- DC Government Coronavirus Resources
- New York Legal Aid COVID-19 Resources Page
New York Legal Assistance Group COVID-19’s Resources Page, includes financial planning tips and resources financial planning tips and resources.
New York City Bar Justice Center, in partnership with Lawyers for Good Government and other partners, offers pro bono legal consultations to small business owners to evaluate options available under the federal government’s COVID-19 stimulus package and other federal, state and local opportunities through the COVID-19 Small Business Remote Legal Clinic.
The New York Community Trust is hosting the NYC COVID-19 Response & Impact Fund to provide loans and grants to nonprofit service providers impacted by COVID-19.
The New York Attorney General’s office provides information on avoiding bogus treatment plans and phishing schemes.
The New York Department of Labor (NYSDL) provides information on COVID-19 related benefits COVID-19 related benefits, including sick leave, paid family leave, and disability benefits. The NYSDL also describes how to apply for unemployment benefits under the US CARES Act.
Empire State Development Corporation has compiled FAQs on state regulations and a general guidance related to COVID-19 for New York business and corporations, including how apply for relief benefits from the US Small Business Administration, and contact information for Entrepreneurship Assistance Centers and Community Development Financial Institutions for guidance on the loan application process.
New York Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) provides an overview of COVID-19 news and resources, including information on New York City specific loan and grant programs and workforces technology tools for small business workforces.
The New York Department of Motor Vehicles provides information on impacted services and waivers and extension of certain registration and licensing requirements.
The Right to Counsel Coalition provides a summary on the moratorium on evictions in New York.
- Massachusetts COVID-19 Resources Page
- The Commonwealth of Massachusetts has created a page the provides the public with the latest information about the COVID-19 pandemic, and includes links to issue-specific resources, including guidance for businesses, information on unemployment, food assistance, and resources and information for tenants and homeowners.
- Greater Boston Legal Services has compiled a list of resources covering a wide range of topics, including consumer rights, housing and unemployment. GBLS is also offering assistance with filing for unemployment benefits, and is continuing to conduct its regular housing clinic over the phone.
- The City of Boston has established a number of relief funds, including a rental relief fund, a small business relief fund, and an artist relief fund.
- The Trial Court has set up a help line for members of the public seeking answers to general questions about ongoing civil and criminal cases.
- The Boston Bar Foundation has put together issue-specific resource pages for employment, financial security, evictions, and health care coverage.
North Carolina Resources