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After Sandy: U.S. Disaster Loan Outreach Center Opens in East Haven

The U.S. Small Business Administration has opened a Disaster Loan Outreach Center in East Haven at the town beach house along Cosey Avenue.

The following is a press release from the East Haven Mayor's Office.

Mayor Joseph Maturo, Jr. has announced that the U.S. Small Business Association (SBA) has agreed to open a Disaster Loan Outreach Center in East Haven for a limited time, to provide one-on-one assistance to homeowners, renters and business owners seeking disaster assistance for losses caused by Superstorm Sandy.

The center will be in the town’s Beach House at 150 Cosey Beach Avenue and will be open until further notice. The hours of operation are Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

“While I am aware that several areas of the western Connecticut shoreline sustained even more significant damage from Sandy, I would like to express my appreciation to the SBA to extend their reach to our town for this period, to offer our residents and businesses the ability to meet with their agency personnel in person for assistance with this very important process," Maturo said.

Please refer to the SBA announcement, listed below, for further details:

The U.S. Small Business Administration announced the opening of a Disaster Loan Outreach Center (DLOC) in East Haven and the opening of another Center in Groton. These Centers provide one-on-one assistance to homeowners, renters and business owners seeking disaster assistance for losses caused by Hurricane Sandy.

“Survivors who receive a SBA disaster loan application should submit it as soon as possible to receive consideration for a low-interest loan to help with their recovery”, said Frank Skaggs, director of SBA Field Operations Center East. 

“SBA’s Customer Service Representatives will be on hand at the Centers to issue loan applications, and assist survivors with completing their applications,” Skaggs added.

To be considered for all forms of disaster assistance, applicants should register online at DisasterAssistance.gov or by mobile device at m.fema.gov.

If online or mobile access is unavailable, applicants should call the FEMA toll-free Helpline at 800-621-3362. Those who use 711-Relay or Video Relay Services should call 800-621-3362.

Additional details on the locations of Disaster Recovery Centers and the loan application process can be obtained by calling the SBA Customer Service Center at 800-659-2955 (800-877-8339 for the deaf and hard-of-hearing) or by sending an e-mail to disastercustomerservice@sba.gov

The filing deadline to return applications for physical property damage is December 31, 2012. The deadline to return economic injury applications is July 31, 2013.

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