ALBANY, NY – To continue serving disaster survivors affected by the recent storms in New York, the Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) currently operating in the Broome County Library at 185 Court Street in Binghamton will close Friday, Nov. 18, and transition to a U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Disaster Loan Outreach Center (DLOC) opening Monday, November 21.
The DLOC will be open Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. It is closed Saturday and Sunday.
SBA representatives at the center will provide homeowners, renters, business owners and certain nonprofit organizations with face-to-face service, answering questions about SBA’s low-interest disaster loans, completing loan applications and closing on SBA loans. SBA loans may be available to repair or replace real estate, contents and/or personal property damaged in Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee.
If SBA is unable to approve a loan for a homeowner or renter, the applicant may be referred back to FEMA for additional grant consideration. Applicants may be awarded assistance for personal items, repair or replacement of a vehicle or other losses.
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.