Homeowner & Small Business Disaster Relief Resources
Damage from the severe storms and flooding in February has triggered a "Federal State of Emergency" and the opening of a Small Business Administration (SBA) Disaster Loan Outreach Center in Santa Cruz. Businesses, Nonprofits, Homeowners and Renters can get face-to-face help at the center, but they can also go directly online and apply for a low-interest recovery loan.
SBA will work with applicants while they are working on insurance settlement and making decisions on how to move forward in recovery. SBA can loan for any uninsured or under-insured damages and there is no cost to apply and no obligation to accept any loan funds. Applicants don’t have to even know how much they may need when they apply, and they don’t have to wait for any insurance claims to fully settle.
Those with damages in the primary counties of: Colusa, Lake, Lassen, Plumas, Santa Clara & Santa Cruz; the contiguous California counties of: Alameda, Butte, Glenn, Mendocino, Merced, Modoc, Monterey, Napa, San Benito, San Joaquin, San Mateo, Shasta, Sierra, Sonoma, Stanislaus, Sutter, Tehama, Yolo & Yuba; and the contiguous Nevada county of: Washoe are eligible to apply.
The following flyers contain information about the federal low-interest disaster loan programs:
- SBA Fact Sheet - Disaster Loans
- SBA Fact Sheet (en Español) - Préstamos para Desastres
- SBA - What you need to know
- SBA - Lo que usted debe saber (en Español)
- SBA Disaster Loan Outreach Center
- SBA Centro de Promoción y Asistencia Para Préstamos (en Español)