BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - The U.S. Small Business Administration has announced that they will make low-interest disaster loans available to victims affected by the severe storms and tornadoes on February 23 and 24.
SBA made the decision to make the disaster loans available after Louisiana's appeal for a major disaster declaration was denied on Friday, April 29.
The loans will be made available to Ascension, Assumption, Iberia, Iberville, Jefferson, Lafourche, Livingston, St. Charles, St. James, St. John the Baptist, St. Martin, St. Mary, Tangipahoa and Terrebonne Parishes.
"Low-interest federal disaster loans are available to businesses of all sizes, most private nonprofit organizations, homeowners and renters whose property was damaged or destroyed by this disaster," said SBA's Louisiana District Director Michael Ricks. "Beginning May 9, SBA representatives will be on hand at the following Disaster Loan Outreach Centers to answer questions about SBA's disaster loan program, explain the application process and help each individual complete their application. Within a few days SBA will announce the opening of and additional Disaster Loan Outreach Center in Assumption Parish."
The first two centers that will open are:
- St. James Parish
Romeville Senior Center, 8188 Romeville Street, Convent, LA 70723
Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. until 4:30 pm. and Friday, 8 a.m. until 12 p.m.
- St. John the Baptist Parish
New Wine Church, 1929 West Airline Highway, LaPlace, LA 70068
Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.
For more information about the SBA disaster assistance loans, visit their website at www.sba.gov/disaster.