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July 11, 2011
News Release
Note: This news release is being re-released to emphasize the importance of the July 18 deadline for survivors to return their disaster loan applications. BIRMINGHAM, Ala. –The SBA loan application has hidden benefits for many households.  Besides being the key to a low-interest loan for home repair and reconstruction, this form may also open the door to a grant from FEMA that will not have to be repaid. 
July 11, 2011
News Release
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Tornado survivors can get answers on how to plan and accomplish their permanent housing goals at a Housing and Recovery Expo for Franklin and Marion counties on Saturday, July 16.
July 11, 2011
News Release
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – If you received temporary housing assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and continue to have a housing need, you must fill out an important form for additional short-term rental assistance. FEMA mails all applicants who receive temporary rental assistance the “Declaration for Continuing Need for Rental Assistance” form. It reaffirms that applicants have an ongoing need for temporary housing while they search for a permanent place to live.
July 11, 2011
News Release
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — One week remains for disaster survivors who sustained storm-related damages between April 15 and May 31 to return their disaster loan application to the U.S. Small Business Administration. Survivors only need about 20-30 minutes to complete the SBA disaster loan application by the Monday, July 18, deadline. Completing the application may provide survivors with the funding necessary to assist them in rebuilding their lives.
July 8, 2011
News Release
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Survivors who want help filling out U.S. Small Business Administration loan applications are urged to attend a Disaster Information Workshop where trained volunteers are available to assist them. The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Community Relations teams are reaching out to survivors in areas reporting the fewest number of loan application returns through these workshops.
July 8, 2011
News Release
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Survivors who want help filling out U.S. Small Business Administration loan applications are urged to attend a Disaster Information Workshop where trained volunteers are available to assist them. The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Community Relations teams are reaching out to survivors in areas reporting the fewest number of loan application returns through these workshops.
July 7, 2011
News Release
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Tornado survivors can get answers on how to plan and accomplish their permanent housing goals at the Housing and Recovery Expo in Walker County Saturday, July 9.
July 7, 2011
News Release
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Seven Birmingham-area Disaster Recovery Centers will transition Monday, July 11, to Disaster Loan Outreach Centers to continue serving survivors of the spring storms and tornadoes.
July 7, 2011
News Release
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – It could easily have been mistaken for an open house held by a real estate agent for a new listing. Cars were parked on both sides of the street and people milled about outside. The front and back doors were wide open, both for ventilation and to make it easier for the steady stream of visitors to go inside and take a look. But this wasn’t about the sale of a house.
July 7, 2011
News Release
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Tornado survivors can get answers on how to plan and accomplish their permanent housing goals at the Housing and Recovery Expo in DeKalb County Saturday, July 9.

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