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Five SBA Disaster Assistance Centers in New York to Close Dec. 8; Over $100 Million in SBA Disaster Loans Approved

ATLANTA – The U.S. Small Business Administration announced today that due to a steady decrease of activity, four Disaster Loan Outreach Centers (DLOCs) and one Business Recovery Center (BRC) located in New York will cease operations on Thursday, Dec. 8 at 12 noon.  
 
The Small Business Administration urges those affected by Hurricane Irene or Tropical Storm Lee to visit these Centers before they close to obtain one-on-one assistance and information about the disaster assistance program. The SBA also encourages homeowners, renters and businesses who received applications to return their completed applications as quickly as possible.  
 
The SBA has approved over $100 million in Disaster Assistance Loans for residents and business owners in New York. “Currently, 2,311 home and business disaster loans have been approved in the amount of $102,280,000 for affected survivors,” said Frank Skaggs, director of SBA’s Field Operations Center East in Atlanta.    “We are pleased to be able to get these loans approved so residents and businesses in the disaster area can start to rebuild and resume their normal lives.”
 
The SBA Centers below will close Thursday, Dec. 8 at 12 noon:
 
Greene County BRC
Windham Chamber of Commerce
5419 Main Street, IA Financial Bldg
Windham, NY 12496
Closing:  Thursday, Dec. 8 at 12 noon
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
 

Broome County DLOC

Broome County Library
185 Court Street
Binghamton, NY 13901
Closing:  Thursday, Dec. 8 at 12 noon
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  
Orange County DLOC
Orange County Training Center
9 Training Center Lane
New Hampton, NY 10953
Closing:  Thursday, Dec. 8 at 12 noon
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
 
Schoharie County DLOC
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Rural Development
108 Holiday Way, Suite 1
Schoharie, NY 12157
Closing:  Thursday, Dec. 8 at 12 noon
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
 
Tioga County DLOC
Owego Church of the Nazarene
3732 Waverly Road
Owego, NY 13827
Closing:  Thursday, Dec. 8 at 12 noon
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
 
Anyone unable to visit one of the Centers may obtain information and loan applications by calling the SBA’s Customer Service Center at 1-800-659-2955 (1-800-877-8339 for the deaf and hard-of-hearing)  Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. ET, or by sending an email to disastercustomerservice@sba.gov.  Business loan applications can also be downloaded from the SBA website at www.sba.gov. Completed applications should be returned to one of the Centers or mailed to: U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX 76155.
 
Those affected by the disaster may also apply for disaster loans electronically from SBA’s website at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela/.  
 
The deadline to return SBA applications for physical property damage for Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee  is December 15, 2011.   The deadline to return applications for economic injury is May 31, 2012 for Hurricane Irene and June 13, 2012 for Tropical Storm Lee.
 
 
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For more information about the SBA’s Disaster Loan Program, visit our website at www.sba.gov
Release Number: 
12-173
Release Date: 
Monday, November 28, 2011
Contact: 
Michael Lampton
Related State: 
New York
Field Operations Center: 
East