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Helping Survivors of Disaster: FEMA Assistance and Overall Relief

Speaker(s): Aaron Scheinwald
Recorded on: Aug. 7, 2019
PLI Program #: 283131

Aaron is a Coordinating Attorney in the New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG)’s Storm Response Unit. He was previously a staff attorney with the Mobile Legal Help Center, and worked alongside the Storm Response Unit with Hurricane Sandy victims.  Traveling across New York City and Long Island, Aaron meets with potential clients and advises them on various storm-related legal issues, including FEMA IHP assistance, homeowner’s and flood insurance claims, and post-Sandy homeowner assistance programs.  Prior to working at NYLAG, Aaron volunteered at MFY Legal Services and interned at the United Nation Development Programme’s Bureau of Development Policy: HIV-AIDS Unit, the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development’s Section 8 Appeals Unit, and Fordham University School of Law’s Interdisciplinary Center for Family and Child Advocacy.  Aaron is a graduate of Fordham University School of Law and the University of California at Berkeley.