SBA to close Disaster Loan Outreach Center in Dearborn

The U.S. Small Business Administration’s Disaster Loan Outreach Center will shit down at 5 p.m. Dec. 11 because of a steady decrease of activity.

People who experience damage from the floods of mid-August interested in obtaining low-interest disaster loans may visit the DLOC before it ceases operations.

The center is in the Ford Community & Performing Arts Center, 15801 Michigan Ave., Dearborn. Its hours of operation are: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday.

To be considered for all forms of disaster assistance, people may register with FEMA online at DisasterAssistance.gov or by smart phone or tablet at m.fema.gov.  Applicants may also call FEMA at 800-621-3362, or TTY users 800-462-7585.

People referred by FEMA to the SBA may apply for disaster loan online using the Electronic Loan Application via SBA’s secure website at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela or visit the nearest recovery center.

More information may be obtained by calling the SBA’s Customer Service Center at 800-659-2955 (800-877-8339 for the deaf and hard-of-hearing) or by sending an email to disastercustomerservice@sba.gov.

SBA loan applications can be downloaded from www.sba.gov/disaster.  Completed applications can be returned to a recovery center or mailed to: U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX, 76155.

The filing deadline to return applications for physical property damage is Dec 15. The deadline to return economic injury applications is June 25, 2015.