SBA Opens Disaster Loan Outreach Center in Queens County

Feb 01, 2013, 17:47 ET from U.S. Small Business Administration

ATLANTA, Feb. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U. S. Small Business Administration announces the opening of a Disaster Loan Outreach Center (DLOC) in Far Rockaway, NY, Queens County on Monday, Feb. 4.  The Center provides one-on-one assistance to homeowners, renters and business of all sizes seeking disaster assistance for losses caused by Hurricane Sandy.   Also, beginning Feb. 4 the hours for all SBA Disaster Loan Outreach and Business Recovery Centers will be Monday through Friday from 9 a.m.6 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m.3 p.m. until further notice.

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The Center is open as indicated below, until further notice:

Queens County
Community Church of the Nazarene  
1414 Central Ave.
Far Rockaway, NY 11691
Opens:   Monday, Feb. 4 at 9 a.m.
Hours:    Monday - Friday from 9 a.m. – 6.p.m.
              Saturday from 9 a.m.3 p.m.

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 February 27, 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: 13-239, NY 13365/13366

SOURCE U.S. Small Business Administration