There is still time for Sonoma County homeowners and business owners impacted by the North Bay fires, who may have missed the initial December 11th deadline, to apply for a low-interest disaster loan from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). Residents are encouraged to do so as soon as possible.
Homeowners may qualify for up to $200,000 for home damage. Homeowners and renters can apply for up to $40,000 to replace personal property.
Business owners and nonprofits in Sonoma County may qualify for up to $2 million in low-interest SBA disaster loans both for physical and economic damage.
For more information call 800-659-2955 or visit sba.gov/disaster.
For in-person assistance visit the Santa Rosa Disaster Recovery Center:
Press Democrat Building
427 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa
Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday: 9 am – 6 pm
Saturday: 10 am – 5 pm
Parking is free off of B St. in the City lot. The Disaster Recovery Center is just three blocks from the Downtown Transit Mall.
About the SBA
The SBA is the federal government’s primary source of money for the long-term rebuilding of disaster-damaged private property. SBA helps businesses of all sizes, private nonprofit organizations, homeowners and renters fund repairs or rebuilding efforts and cover the cost of replacing lost or disaster-damaged personal property. These disaster loans cover losses not fully compensated by insurance or other recoveries and do not duplicate benefits of other agencies or organizations. For more information, applicants may contact SBA’s Disaster Assistance Customer Service Center by calling 800-659-2955, emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, or visiting SBA’s website at www.sba.gov/disaster. Deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals may call 800-877-8339 (TTY).