TX 13590-02 SBA Disaster Loan Outreach Centers to Close in Ellis, Hood and Johnson Counties

Sacramento, CA – The U. S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Dallas/Ft. Worth District Director Herbert Austin announced today that SBA will close its Disaster Loan Outreach Centers in Ennis, Cleburne and Granbury beginning Friday, June 7. 

“SBA opened the centers to provide personalized assistance to Texas residents and business owners who were affected by the severe weather and tornadoes in Ellis, Hood and Johnson counties that occurred on May 15, 2013.  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 Austin.  No appointment is necessary.

Ellis County
Disaster Loan Outreach Center
Ellis County Sub Courthouse
207 South Sonoma Trail
Ennis, TX 75119
Hours: 8 am – 5 pm
Mondays through Fridays

Closes Friday, June 7 at 1 pm

Hood County
Disaster Loan Outreach Center
Hood County Courthouse
100 East Pearl Street, 1st Floor
Granbury, TX 76048
Hours: 8 am – 5 pm
Mondays through Fridays

Closes Thursday, June 13 at 5 pm

Johnson County
Disaster Loan Outreach Center
Cleburne Conference Center
(Pat Cleburne and Camp Henderson Rooms)
1501 West Henderson St.
Cleburne, TX 76033
Hours: 9 am – 6 pm
Mondays through Fridays

Closes Thursday, June 13 at 6 pm

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 1.875 percent for homeowners and renters, 2.875 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, e-mailing disastercustomerservice@sba.gov or visiting SBA’s Web site at http://www.sba.gov/services/disasterassistance.  Individuals who are deaf or hard-of-hearing may call (800) 877-8339. 

The filing deadline to return applications for property damage is July 29, 2013.  The deadline to return economic injury applications is March 3, 2014. 



SBA Field Operations Center - West, P.O. Box 419004, Sacramento, CA 95841
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Release Number: 
TX 13590-02
Release Date: 
Wednesday, June 5, 2013 - 4:00am
Richard Jenkins (916) 735-1500
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