Disaster Recovery Centers Transition to SBA Loan Centers

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Release date: 
July 7, 2011
Release Number: 
1971-117

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.

Representatives from the U.S. Small Business Administration will be available at the centers to assist survivors in completing their low-interest disaster loan applications and answer questions about the loan program. Staff from the Federal Emergency Management Agency will remain at the centers to help survivors with disaster-related concerns.

The centers will be at the following locations:

Cullman County                                      Marion County
Cullman Civic Center                                 Old Indies House Plant
510 5th St. Southwest                               8741 State Highway 172
Cullman, Ala. 35055                                  Hackleburg, Ala. 35564

Jefferson County                                     Tuscaloosa County
Mt. Moriah Baptist Church                          American Legion Post
306 Avenue U, Pratt City                            3120 University Blvd. East
Birmingham, Ala. 35214                             Tuscaloosa, Ala. 35404

First Baptist Church of Pleasant Grove        McDonald Hughes Center
724 4th Street                                           3101 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Pleasant Grove, Ala. 35127                        Tuscaloosa, Ala. 35401

Jefferson County Satellite Courthouse
1485 Forestdale Road
Birmingham, Ala. 35214

Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, and the centers will remain open until further notice. They are closed Saturdays and Sundays.

Low-interest SBA disaster loans are the largest source of federal recovery funding for homeowners, renters and business owners. They may provide financial assistance for repairing or rebuilding a home or replacing personal property, such as furniture, clothes and vehicles.

Applying for the loan may open the door to FEMA grants that do not need to be paid back. The grants may be used to...

Last Updated: 
July 16, 2012 - 18:46
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