Disaster Loan Outreach Centers open

PORTLAND, Ind. (WANE) Residents who suffered damage from severe storms and flooding in June and July of this year can now apply for low interest loans at Disaster Loan Outreach Centers that opened in Portland and Huntington or online.

Residents in Adams, Allen, Blackford, Huntington, Grant, Jay, Wabash, Wells and Whitley counties are eligible to apply.

Disaster loans up to $200,000 are available to homeowners to repair or replace disaster damaged or destroyed real estate. Homeowners and renters are eligible for up to $40,000 to repair or replace disaster damaged or destroyed personal property.

Businesses and private non-profit organizations of any size may borrow up to $2 million to repair or replace disaster damaged or destroyed real estate, machinery and equipment, inventory, and other business assets.

Applications are being accepted for low-interest loans in person at the following locations:

Jay County Courthouse
120 North Court Street
Portland, Indiana
Hours through August 27
M-F; 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday; 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Closed Sunday

Huntington – Township Public Library
225 West Park Drive
Huntington, IN
Hours through August 27
M-F; 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Saturday; 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Closed Sunday

Online applications are also being accepted at the SBA web site.

SBA’s Customer Service Center can be reached at 800-659-2955 (800-877-8339 for people with speech or hearing disabilities), Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET or by sending an e-mail to disastercustomerservice@sba.gov.

Those suffering damage to personal or business property must return applications by October 19, 2015. The deadline to return economic injury applications – which includes, for example, payroll, working capital and other business financial commitments – is May 18, 2016.

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