LA 13271-13 SBA to Close Remaining Disaster Loan Outreach Centers in Louisiana

Release Date: Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Release Number: LA 13271-13
Related State:
Louisiana
Field Operations Center: West
Contact: Richard Jenkins (916) 735-1500

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Michael W. Ricks, District Director of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Louisiana District office, announced today that SBA will close its six remaining Disaster Loan Outreach Centers at the close of business on Wednesday, December 19, 2012.

“SBA opened these centers to provide personalized assistance to Louisiana residents and business owners who were affected by Hurricane Isaac. Until each of these centers close, SBA customer service representatives will continue to be available to meet with residents and business owners to answer their questions and close their approved disaster loans,” said Ricks.  “To date, more than 30,700 visitors have received personal service from SBA at 40 Disaster Recovery Centers, 11 SBA Disaster Loan Outreach Centers and 10 SBA Business Recovery Centers,” he continued.

Residents and business owners can meet with SBA representatives on the days and times indicated.  No appointment is necessary.

Jefferson Parish
Disaster Loan Outreach Center
Lafitte Town Hall
2654 Jean Lafitte Boulevard
Lafitte, LA  70067
Mondays through Fridays
9:00 am to 5:30 pm
Closes at 5:30 pm on
Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012

Jefferson Parish
Disaster Loan Outreach Center
Jefferson Parish Library
East Bank Regional Branch
4747 West Napoleon Avenue
Metairie, LA 70001
Mondays through Fridays
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Closes at 5:00 pm on
Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012

Orleans Parish
Disaster Loan Outreach Center
New Orleans Public Library
East New Orleans Regional Library
5641 Read Boulevard
New Orleans, LA 70127
Mondays through Thursdays
10:00 am to 7:00 pm
(early closure at 5 pm on Thurs., December 13)
Saturdays
10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Closes at 7:00 pm on
Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012

Orleans Parish
Disaster Loan Outreach Center
New Orleans Public Library
Algiers Regional Branch
3014 Holiday Drive
New Orleans, LA 70131
Mondays through Thursdays
10:00 am to 7:00 pm
(early closure at 5 pm on Thurs., December 13)
Saturdays
10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Closes at 7:00 pm on
Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012

St. John the Baptist
Disaster Loan Outreach Center
2015 West Airline Highway
LaPlace, LA  70068
Mondays through Fridays
9:00 am to 5:30 pm
Closes at 5:30 pm on
Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012

St. Tammany Parish
Disaster Loan Outreach Center
Mandeville Public Works Department
1100 Mandeville High Boulevard
Mandeville, LA 70471
Mondays through Fridays
9:00 am to 6:00 pm
Closes at 6:00 pm on
Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012

“SBA’s low-interest, Federal disaster loans are available to homeowners, renters, businesses of all sizes and private, non profit organizations to repair or replace their property damaged or destroyed by the disaster.  So far, SBA has approved more than $143.5 million in low interest disaster loans to individuals and businesses.  SBA has approved 4,218 loans to Louisiana homeowners and renters for $127.2 million and 398 loans to businesses for $16.3 million,” Ricks said.

“Even though the deadline to apply for property damage loans expired on November 29, SBA is still offering Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDLs) to small businesses and most private, nonprofit organizations of any size to help meet working capital needs caused by the disaster.  EIDL assistance is available regardless of whether the business or nonprofit organization suffered any property damage.  These EIDL loans have an interest rate of 4% for businesses and 3% for private, nonprofit organizations, a maximum term of 30 years, and are available to small businesses and most private, nonprofits without the financial ability to offset the adverse impact without hardship,” Ricks said.  The deadline to apply for EIDLs is May 29, 2013.

Applicants may apply online using the Electronic Loan Application (ELA) via SBA’s secure Web site at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela

Disaster loan information and application forms are also available from SBA’s Customer Service Center by calling (800) 659-2955, emailing disastercustomerservice@sba.gov or visiting SBA’s Web site at www.sba.gov/services/disasterassistance.  Individuals who are deaf or hard-of-hearing may call (800) 877-8339.

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