SBA closing Arizona disaster loan outreach centers

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By Chloe Nordquist By Chloe Nordquist

PHOENIX -- The Small Business Administration's Disaster Loan Outreach Center in Phoenix is set to close Wednesday at 5 p.m. with the Glendale and Mesa offices set to follow suit Friday.

The SBA has provided over $2.3 million in loans for monsoon relief.

"SBA opened the centers to provide personalized assistance to Arizona residents and business owners who were affected by the severe storms and flooding that occurred in Maricopa County Aug. 12 to 19 and on Sept. 8," said Robert J. Blaney, director of the U.S. Small Business Administration's Arizona District Office.

The assistance program was established to help those in Maricopa County and neighboring counties.

However, there is still a chance to apply. Disaster relief is available to homeowners for up to $200,000 and to businesses for up to $2 million.

The filing deadline to return applications for property damage caused by flooding from Aug. 12 to 19 is Nov. 10. The filing deadline for property damage caused by severe storms and flooding on Sept. 8 is Dec. 1.

The deadline to apply for an SBA economic injury disaster loan for disaster declaration for the Aug. 12 to 19 storms is June 9, 2015. To apply for an SBA economic injury disaster loan for disaster declaration for the Sept. 8 storms, the deadline is July 2, 2015.

SBA Disaster Loan Outreach Centers are at the following locations:
 
PHOENIX
Travis L. Williams Family Services Center
4732 S. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85040
 
GLENDALE
City of Glendale Public Safety Facility
6261 N. 83rd Ave., Glendale, AZ 85303

MESA
Fire Station 202
830 S. Stapley Ave.
Mesa, AZ 85204
 
Applicants may apply online using the Electronic Loan Application via SBA's secure Web site at www.disasterloan.sba.gov/ela.
 
For more information about SBA's disaster assistance programs, visit www.sba.gov/disaster.