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Storm, flood victims in Butler, Beaver, Lawrence, Mercer counties can apply for loans

Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013, 9:00 p.m.
 

Residents and businesses affected by severe storms and flooding in Lawrence, Beaver, Butler and Mercer counties from June 26 to July 21 can apply for low-interest disaster loans from the Small Business Administration, Administrator Karen G. Mills announced last week.

The loans are available in response to a letter from Gov. Tom Corbett on Aug. 7, requesting a disaster declaration by the SBA.

“Loans up to $200,000 are available to homeowners to repair or replace damaged or destroyed real estate. Home-owners and renters are eligible for loans up to $40,000 to repair or replace damaged or destroyed personal property,” said Frank Skaggs, director of SBA's Field Operations Center East in Atlanta.

SBA customer service representatives are available at the Disaster Loan Outreach Center to answer questions about the loan program and help people complete their applications.

The center is at Lawrence County Community Action, 241 West Grant St., New Castle. Applications will be accepted starting Tuesday through Aug. 27 with hours from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays; from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday and closed Sunday.

Applicants may apply online using the secure website at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela.

Applications are also available by calling the SBA's Customer Service Center at 1-800-659-2955; 1-800-877-8339 for the deaf and hard-of-hearing; or by emailing disastercustomerservice@sba.gov.

The application filing deadline for property damage is Oct. 14. The deadline to return economic injury applications is May 14, 2014.

 

 
 


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