Flood victims can apply for loans, aid in Duluth, Cloquet and Moose LakeThe centers will operate from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Oct. 13.
By: News Tribune staff, Duluth News Tribune
Flood victims can get some help applying for loans and aid the next two Saturdays at centers in Duluth, Cloquet and Moose Lake.
The centers will operate from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Oct. 13. They’re staffed by disaster case managers and volunteers at the following locations:
The deadline for individuals and families to apply for SBA loans for real estate and personal property is Oct.15. Individuals qualify for state assistance only if they have been denied aid by the SBA.
You can apply at sba.gov or (800) 659-2955 — or (800) 877-8339 for those hard of hearing. Less than half of those who apply are granted SBA loans, but the denial opens other options. The loans are for up to $200,000 of real estate damage and up to $40,000 of personal property damage.
The help centers will be run by Flood Homes with Hope, a campaign to connect those affected by the June 2012 Northland floods, with the resources needed to rebuild homes. The campaign is part of the Regional Long Term Recovery Committee’s efforts, and their local counterparts, to use disaster case managers to help flood victims find assistance and use donated money and resources to cover unmet needs.
Flood Homes with Hope partners include the United Way of Greater Duluth, Carlton, Douglas and St. Louis counties, Ecolibrium3, One Roof Housing, the Salvation Army, and Lutheran Social Services.
Anyone who wants to make sure a disaster case manager will work with them should call (218) 499-9480 or register under the “Get Help” section at floodhomeswithhope.org.