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TX 13823-02 SBA Disaster Loan Outreach Centers to Close in Caldwell, Hays and Travis Counties

Field Operations Center: 
West
Release Number: 
TX 13823-02
Release Date: 
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Contact: 
Richard Jenkins (916) 735-1500

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The U. S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) San Antonio District Director Pamela Sapia announced today that SBA will close its Disaster Loan Outreach Centers in Austin, Kyle and Lockhart beginning Wednesday, December 11.

“SBA opened the centers to provide personalized assistance to Texas residents and business owners who were affected by the severe storms and flooding that occurred in Caldwell, Hays and Travis Counties on October 30 - 31.  Until the centers close, SBA customer service representatives will continue to be available on the days and times indicated to meet with residents and business owners to answer all of their questions, explain SBA’s disaster loan program, issue applications, help them complete their applications and close their approved disaster loans,” said Sapia.  No appointment is necessary.

CALDWELL COUNTY
Disaster Loan Outreach Center
Caldwell County Scott Annex
Caldwell County Office of Emergency Services
1403 Blackjack Street, Suite E
Lockhart, TX 78644

Open Thursdays & Fridays, 9 am – 6 pm
Center closes Thurs., Dec. 12

HAYS COUNTY
Disaster Loan Outreach Center
Hays County Precinct 2 Office
5458 FM 2770
Kyle, TX 78640
(corner of Crystal Meadow Drive across from Barton Middle School)

Open Mondays - Wednesdays, 9 am – 6 pm
Center closes Wed., Dec. 11

TRAVIS COUNTY
Disaster Loan Outreach Center
Dove Springs Recreation Center
5801 Ainez Drive
Austin, TX 78744

Open Mondays – Fridays, 9 am – 6 pm
Center closes Wed., Dec. 18

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

Businesses of any size and private, nonprofit organizations may borrow up to $2 million to repair or replace damaged or destroyed real estate, machinery and equipment, inventory, and other business assets.  SBA can also lend additional funds to homeowners and businesses to help with the cost of making improvements that protect, prevent or minimize the same type of disaster damage from occurring in the future.

For small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture, and most private, nonprofit organizations of any size, SBA offers Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDLs) to help meet working capital needs caused by the disaster.  EIDL assistance is available regardless of whether the business suffered any property damage.

Interest rates can be as low as 2.25 percent for homeowners and renters, 2.625 percent for private, nonprofit organizations and 4 percent for businesses, with terms up to 30 years.  Loan amounts and terms are set by SBA and are based on each applicant’s financial condition.

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 or e-mailing disastercustomerservice@sba.gov.  Individuals who are deaf or hard-of-hearing may call (800) 877-8339.  For more information about SBA’s disaster assistance programs, visit http://www.sba.gov/disaster.

The filing deadline to return applications for property damage is January 21, 2014.  The deadline to return economic injury applications is August 22, 2014.

 

 

SBA Field Operations Center - West, P.O. Box 419004, Sacramento, CA 95841
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