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LA 13271-09 New Orleans Disaster Recovery Center to Transition to SBA Disaster Loan Outreach Center

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Michael Ricks, District Director of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Louisiana District Office, announced today that the Disaster Recovery Center at the New Orleans Public Library, Main Library at 219 Loyola Avenue will transition to an SBA Disaster Loan Outreach Center beginning Friday, October 26.  The center will be open Mondays through Thursdays, 10 am to 6 pm and Fridays, 10 am to 5 pm, until further notice.

The State, FEMA and SBA opened the Disaster Recovery Center to provide one-stop, face-to-face assistance and disaster information to individuals and businesses who suffered damage a result of Hurricane Isaac.  At this stage of the recovery process, the emphasis for assistance is to meet the long-term needs of victims,” said Ricks.  “We believe the transition of the Disaster Recovery Center to an SBA Disaster Loan Outreach Center will continue to meet the current needs of individuals and business owners impacted by the disaster.”

“SBA customer service representatives are available at 13 Disaster Recovery Centers, three Business Recovery Centers and four SBA Disaster Loan Outreach Centers to issue loan applications, answer questions about SBA’s disaster loan program, explain the application process, help individuals complete their application and close their approved loans,” Ricks continued.  No appointment is necessary.  (See attached list of centers for locations and hours of operation.)

As of today, SBA has approved $93.3 million in federal disaster loans to help Louisiana residents and business owners recover from Hurricane Isaac.  Individuals and business owners impacted by Hurricane Isaac are encouraged to register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) by calling (800) 621-3362.  Individuals who are deaf or hard-of-hearing may call TTY (800) 462-7585.  “Don’t miss out on any assistance you may be entitled to by not registering for help,” added Ricks.

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

Residents and business owners may obtain information on SBA disaster loans and SBA locations in Louisiana by calling SBA at (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.


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


The following Disaster Recovery Centers, Business Recovery Centers and SBA Disaster Loan Outreach Centers are open on the days and times indicated.  No appointment is necessary.

JEFFERSON PARISH
Disaster Recovery Center
Lafitte Town Hall
2654 Jean Lafitte Boulevard
Lafitte, LA  70067

Mondays through Saturdays
8:00 am to 6:00 pm
Closes at 6:00 pm
Wednesday, October 31

JEFFERSON PARISH
Disaster Recovery Center
Greater New Orleans Estelle Playground
Jefferson Parish Parks and Recreation
5801 Leo Kerner Lafitte Parkway
Marrero, LA 70072

Mondays through Saturdays
8:00 am to 6:00 pm

JEFFERSON PARISH
Disaster Recovery Center
Jefferson Parish Library
East Bank Regional Branch
4747 West Napoleon Avenue
Metairie, LA  70001

Mondays through Thursdays
9:00 am to 7:00 pm
Fridays and Saturdays
9:00 am to 5:00 pm

JEFFERSON PARISH
Business Recovery Center
UNO Jefferson Center
3330 North Causeway Boulevard
Suite 422
(at the rear door of the building)
Metairie, LA  70002

Mondays through Fridays
8:30 am to 4:30 pm

JEFFERSON PARISH
Business Recovery Center
Coastal Communities Consulting
Hong Kong Shopping Center
925 Behrman Highway, Suite 17
Terrytown, LA  70056

Mondays through Fridays
9:00 am to 5:00 pm

ORLEANS PARISH
SBA Disaster Loan Outreach Center
JOB 1 Business & Career Solution Center
Goodwill Building
3400 Tulane Avenue, Suite 2400
New Orleans, LA 70119

Mondays through Fridays
8:30 am to 5:00 pm

ORLEANS PARISH
Disaster Recovery 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
Saturdays
10:00 am to 5:00 pm

ORLEANS PARISH
Disaster Recovery Center
New Orleans Public Library
Robert E. Smith Branch
6301 Canal Boulevard
New Orleans, LA  70124

Mondays through Thursdays
10:00 am to 7:00 pm
Saturdays
10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Closes at 6:00 pm
Wednesday, October 31

ORLEANS PARISH
Disaster Recovery 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
Saturdays
10:00 am to 5:00 pm

ORLEANS PARISH
SBA Disaster Loan Outreach Center
New Orleans Public Library
Main Library
219 Loyola Avenue
New Orleans, LA  70112

Mondays through Thursdays
10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Fridays
10:00 am to 5:00 pm

PLAQUEMINES PARISH
Business Recovery Center
Seedco Financial
Fisheries Assistance Center
8018 Hwy 23
(Regions Bank Building)
Belle Chasse, LA  70037

Wednesdays, Thursdays & Fridays
8:30 am to 4:00 pm
Closes at 4:00 pm
Friday, October 26

PLAQUEMINES PARISH
Disaster Recovery Center
Belle Chasse Auditorium
8398 Highway 23
Belle Chasse, LA  70037

Mondays through Saturdays
8:00 am to 6:00 pm

PLAQUEMINES PARISH
Disaster Recovery Center
Bethlehem Baptist Church
111 Bethlehem Street
Braithwaite, LA  70040

Mondays through Saturdays
8:00 am to 6:00 pm
Closes at 6:00 pm
Wednesday, October 31

PLAQUEMINES PARISH
Disaster Recovery Center
Plaquemines Parish Government Center
28028 Highway 23
Port Sulphur, LA  70083

Mondays through Saturdays
8:00 am to 6:00 pm

ST. BERNARD PARISH
SBA Disaster Loan Outreach Center
First Baptist Church
(rear entrance)
305 East St. Bernard Highway
Chalmette, LA  70043

Mondays through Saturdays
8:30 am to 5:00 pm

ST. CHARLES PARISH
Disaster Recovery Center
Village Square Shopping Center
737 Paul Maillard Road, Suite A
Luling, LA  70070

Mondays through Saturdays
8:00 am to 6:00 pm
Closes at 6:00 pm
Wednesday, October 31

ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST PARISH
Disaster Recovery Center
1931 West Airline Highway
LaPlace, LA  70068

Mondays through Saturdays
8:00 am to 6:00 pm

ST. MARTIN PARISH
Disaster Recovery Center
3257 LA - 70
Morgan City, LA  70380


Mondays through Saturdays
8:00 am to 6:00 pm
Closes at 6:00 pm
Saturday, October 27

ST. TAMMANY PARISH
SBA 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

TERREBONNE PARISH
Disaster Recovery Center
American Legion
602 Legion Avenue
Houma, LA  70364

Mondays through Saturdays
8:00 am to 6:00 pm

Release Number: 
LA 13271-09
Release Date: 
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Contact: 
Richard Jenkins (916) 735-1500
Related State: 
Louisiana
Field Operations Center: 
West