SBA Disaster Centers in Atlantic and Passaic Counties Will be Closed March 29

Mar 27, 2013, 11:12 ET from U.S. Small Business Administration

ATLANTA, March 27, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U. S. Small Business Administration announced today that the disaster Centers in Margate City and Paterson, New Jersey will be closed Friday, March 29 and will re-open Monday, April 1.   The Centers provide one-on-one assistance to homeowners, renters and business of all sizes seeking disaster assistance for losses caused by Hurricane Sandy.

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The Centers will re-open April 1 and the hours are indicated below:

Atlantic County
Union Avenue School/Margate City Hall
9001 Winchester Avenue
Margate City, New Jersey 08402
Hours:  9 a.m.4 p.m., Monday – Friday
Closed: Friday, March 29 only

Passaic County
SBDC in Downtown Paterson
131 Ellison Street
Paterson, New Jersey 07505
Hours9 a.m.5 p.m. Monday - Friday
Closed: Friday, March 29 only

Survivors may also apply online using the Electronic Loan Application (ELA) via SBA's secure website at or visit one of the local recovery centers for one-on-one assistance. 

To be considered for all forms of disaster assistance, applicants should register online at or by mobile device at If online or mobile access is unavailable, applicants should call the FEMA toll-free Helpline at 800-621-3362. Those who use 711-Relay or Video Relay Services should call 800-621-3362. Additional details on the locations of other Disaster Recovery Centers and the loan application process can be obtained by calling the SBA Customer Service Center at 800-659-2955 (800-877-8339 for the deaf and hard-of-hearing) or by sending an e-mail to

The filing deadline to return applications for physical property damage is now April 1, 2013.  
The deadline to return economic injury applications is July 31, 2013.

For more information about the SBA's Disaster Loan Program, visit our website at

Contact: Michael Lampton
Phone: (404) 331-0333
Release Number: 13-415, NJ 13367/13368

SOURCE U.S. Small Business Administration