For those affected by the Northern California fires, or those who want to help, the law firm Morrison & Foerster has created the free 2017 Northern California Wildfires Helping Handbook. The Handbook provides general and practical information for people, small businesses, and other organizations affected by the fires, and covers many issues including FEMA, consumer fraud, housing, employment, SBA loan assistance, and insurance. There is also a chapter on Lawyer Referral Services and Legal Aid if you find you need further information or assistance.
This handbook is current through October 20, 2017, and a Spanish version is forthcoming. Check back in at www.mofo.com/norcal-fires for updates. You can also download a copy of the handbook: 2017 northern-ca-fires-helping-handbook.
The firm is part of the Bay Area Resilience Collaborative, which provides free legal information to California fire survivors. Information on other free or low-cost legal aid and resources can be found here: