Disaster Recovery Centers Transition to SBA Loan Centers

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Release date: 
July 7, 2011
Release Number: 
1971-116

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Two Huntsville-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: 

DeKalb County                Madison County
Tom Bevill Center              Monrovia Church of Christ
115 Main St. W.               595 Nance Road
Rainsville, Ala. 35986        Madison, Ala. 35757

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 replace essential household items, replace or repair personal property and cover other disaster-related needs.

Homeowners, renters or business owners who sustained storm-related damages have until Monday, July 18, to apply for a low-interest SBA disaster loan.
  
SBA applications can be downloaded from www.sba.gov. Survivors may also visit SBA’s secure website at https://DisasterLoan.SBA.gov/ELA/ to apply online for a low-interest disaster loan or call 800-659-2955 or (800-877-8339 TTY).

They can register with FEMA by calling 800-621-FEMA (3362) from 7 a.m. until 10 p.m., seven days a week. If you have a speech disability or hearing loss and use a TTY, call 800-462-7585 directly; if you use 711 or Video Relay Service (VRS), call 800-621-3362. Online registration is available at www.DisasterAssistance.gov or m.fema.gov on a smartphone or tablet.

FEMA’s mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.

Disaster recovery assistance is available without regard to race, color, religion, nationality, sex, age, disability, English proficiency or economic status. If you or someone you know has been discriminated against, call FEMA toll-free at 800-621-FEMA (3362). If you have a speech disability or hearing loss and use a TTY, call 800-462-7585 directly; if you use 711 or Video Relay Service (VRS), call 800-621-3362.

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Last Updated: 
July 16, 2012 - 18:46
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