Good Morning Salem with special guests: Shirley Jann Tracey with FEMA, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Bill Koontz with Small Business Administration and Lauren Wirtis with Oregon Department of Quality. With a resources for families impacted by loss due to Wildfires.
FEMA: Federal Emergency Management Agency.
Small Business Association:
SBA Talking points
- For Homeowners – Renters – Businesses – Private Non-Profits
- No cost to apply for a low-rate SBA disaster loan
- No obligation to accept an approved loan
- You must apply by Nov. 16
- Even if you think you may not qualify for an SBA disaster loan, apply anyway –
- if SBA cannot approve your loan, SBA can refer you back to FEMA for the final part of FEMA’s grant program
- SBA disaster loans are for uninsured or under-insured losses
- SBA funds are available for mitigation – for relocation – for refinancing your current bank loan (in some cases)
- SBA can lend for your insurance deductible
- SBA can lend for debris removal, landscape repair, pool damage, underground plumbing pipes
What Types of Disaster Loans are Available?
- Business Physical Disaster Loans – Loans to businesses to repair or replace disaster-damaged property owned by the business, including real estate, inventories, supplies, machinery and equipment. Businesses of any size are eligible. Private, non-profit organizations such as charities, churches, private universities, etc., are also eligible.
- Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) – Working capital loans to help small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture, and most private, non-profit organizations of all sizes meet their ordinary and necessary financial obligations that cannot be met as a direct result of the disaster. These loans are intended to assist through the disaster recovery period.
- Home Disaster Loans – Loans to homeowners or renters to repair or replace disaster-damaged real estate and personal property, including automobiles.
What are the Credit Requirements?
- Credit History – Applicants must have a credit history acceptable to SBA.
- Repayment – Applicants must show the ability to repay all loans.
- Collateral – Collateral is required for physical loss loans over $25,000 and all EIDL loans over $25,000. SBA takes real estate as collateral when it is available. SBA will not decline a loan for lack of collateral, but requires you to pledge what is available.
||As low as 1.188%
||As low as 3.000%
||As low as 2.750%
Survivors must first contact the Federal Emergency Management Agency at www.disasterassistance.gov.
Applicants may apply online, receive additional SBA disaster assistance information and download SBA applications at https://disasterloanassistance.sba.gov/.
Applicants may also call SBA’s Customer Service Center at (800) 659-2955 or email FOCWAssistance@sba.gov
for more information on SBA disaster assistance. Individuals who are deaf or hard‑of‑hearing may call (800) 877-8339.
Oregon Department of Quality:
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