Hurricane assistance center in Port Lavaca changes roles

Dec. 22, 2017 at 9:15 p.m.
Updated Dec. 23, 2017 at 1 a.m.

Boats destroyed by Hurricane Harvey rest at the bottom of Nautical Landing, a Port Lavaca marina. State officials reported that 676 boats sank throughout the Texas coast because of the Category 4 storm in late August.

Boats destroyed by Hurricane Harvey rest at the bottom of Nautical Landing, a Port Lavaca marina. State officials reported that 676 boats sank throughout the Texas coast because of the Category 4 storm in late August.   Angela Piazza for The Victoria Advocate

The Disaster Recovery Center in Port Lavaca closed at 6 p.m. Thursday and became a U.S. Small Business Administration Disaster Loan Outreach Center at 9 a.m. Friday.

The center is at the Calhoun County Library, 200 W. Mahan St., in Port Lavaca.

It is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

The Disaster Loan Outreach Center will be closed for the holidays Saturday through Monday. It will reopen at 9 a.m. Tuesday.

For additional information or to find a location near you, call the SBA at 800-659-2955, visit sba.gov/disaster or email disastercustomerservice@sba.gov.

Individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing may call 800-877-8339.

Even though the deadline to apply for a Small Business Administration disaster loan for property damage has passed, small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private nonprofit organizations of any size still have until May 25 to apply for an economic injury disaster loan to help meet working capital needs caused by the disaster.

Economic injury assistance is available regardless of whether the business suffered any property damage.

Interest rates for economic injury disaster loans are 3.305 percent for businesses and 2.5 percent for private nonprofit organizations with terms up to 30 years.

Business owners may apply at any center or online using SBA's secure website at disasterloan.sba.gov/ela.


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