The Small Business Administration reminded disaster victims that they do not have to wait to settle with their insurance companies before applying for disaster loan assistance.
Specifically, victims of severe storms and flooding in Kentucky on Aug. 4, 2009, should return their completed loan applications as soon as possible, said an SBA press release. Homeowners, renters, businesses and non-profit organizations of all sizes in Jefferson County, Ky., are eligible to apply for SBA physical disaster loans.
Disaster loans up to $200,000 are available to homeowners to repair or replace damaged or destroyed real estate. Homeowners and renters are eligible up to $40,000 to repair or replace damaged or destroyed personal property. Businesses and non-profit organizations of any size may borrow up to $2 million to repair or replace damaged or destroyed real estate, machinery and equipment, inventory, and other business assets, said the SBA.
Loan amounts and terms are set by the SBA and are based on each applicant’s financial situation.
SBA representatives will be at Disaster Recovery Centers in the area to issue loan applications and answer questions. Click here for more information.
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