SBA officials hold seminar in Kenner as loan application deadlines approach

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FIVE ALMTOS TWO MONTHS AFTER HURRICANE IDA MANY OF YOU ARE SAYING RECOVERY IS NOT COMING QUICKLY ENOUGH SOME PEOPLE GOT TO EXPRESS THESE FRUSTRATIONS TAYOD TO KENNER AND ALONG THE WAY THEY LEARNED OTHERWISE W TYHE CAN GET FROM HELP HARRISON GOLDEN FROM WDSU LIVE IN KENRNE WHERE THESE LITTLE BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION GAVE SOME VERY NEEDED ADVICE HARRISON WHAT CAN PEOPLE LOOK FOR? YE, AH THE LONG SHORT STORY OF TREVOR, WE HEARD A LOT OF LONG EXPECTATION STORIES TODAY, WHETHER WITH THE INSURANCE ADJUSTERS INSURANCE SOCIETY OR WITH FEMA ITSELF, BUT AFTER MEETING HERE WITH SBA OFFICIALS AT THE OLD ESPLANADE SHOPPING CENTER, MANY OF THOSE PEOPLE WE TALKED WITH HERE IN KENNER SAY THEY FEEL CLOSER TO SOME ANSWERS. IUE GSS IT’S BECAUSE I GROW UP HERE EVERYTHING SEEMS SO CLOSE TO JORDAN MAC. AND ERNIE HAS CALLED KENNER HOME FOR ALMOST ALL HIS LIFE. YOU ARE NOT TOO FAR FROM TOWN OR AIRPORTS HERE. YOU ARE MAGNIFICENT LAKE. YEAH, HE SAID SINCE AUSUGT 29, ONE THING HAS FELT R FAAWAY. HELPING YOU EXPLAIN THE SAME THINGS TO EVERYONE AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN. HE IS NOT SATISFIED WITH WHAT THE INSURANCE COMPANY IS OFFERING AND THE MILLS ARE STILL WAITING FOR FEMA. IT’S JUST KIND OF MAKING EVYTERHING TAKE A LITTLE LONGER. I AM AN INSURANCE PROCESS DOESN’T GET INTO PEOPLE’S HANDS. THEY ARE SITTING THERE WITH THE HAND RING AND ON WHERE THEY ARE GOING TO BE FOLLOWING. EVERYTHING IS ALWAYS SUSHIL KUMORS WITH THEMA SLL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION, BUT DON’T LET THE NAME OF FEDERAL AGENCIES FOOL YOU. YES, HE T SBA OFFERS SMALL BUSINESS LOANS. ALSO AT HOMES, OUR ROLE IS TO BE THAT OTHER PARTY UNMET NEED OF SBA OFFICIALS MEANT MONDAY INDESI KENNER’S FORMER ESPLANADE LLMA. THEY ANSWER QUESTIONS FROM PEOPLE WHO SAY A FEDALER LOAN IS THEIR BEST. HO IPE DOES NOT YET KNOW WHAT THE INSURANCE COMPANY IS OFFERING BECAUSE THEY TELL ME THE ADJUSTERS REPORT IS LOST IN THE SYSTEM SOMEWHERE, IDAHO COSTS THE KENNER HOUSE OF RICHARD BROWN. SOMEONE ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS IN DAMAGE, BUT HAS LEFT MORE HOPE AND HAS A TIME TO FIND OUT IF AN SBA LOAN CAN BE USED TO COVER YOUR INSURANCE DEDUCTIBLE AND THE ANSWER IS ABSOLUTELY YES. SO HE GOES FOR AN SBA LOAN AND ASOR F JORDAN MCINERNEY HIS FAMILY CAN GIVE A HIT TOO. IN WE ALWAYS PUSH. SO HERE IS THE BREAKDOWN THE SBA OFFERS LOANS OF UP TO FTYOR THOUSAND DOLLARS FOR TENANTS $200,000 FOR OWNERS AND UP TO TWO MILLION DOLLARS FOR SMALL BUSISSNE OWNERS. NOW THIS VERY QUICK DEADLINE FOR OWNERS AND TENANTS HERE, OCTOBER 28TH. YOU HAVE TILL THEN TO FILE AND APPLY FOR AN SBA LOAN WHEN IT COMES TO DAMAGE TO YOUR HOME GOD NOW HAS US

SBA officials hold seminar in Kenner as loan application deadlines approach

The Small Business Administration offers low-interest loans to businesses, homeowners, and renters.

Jordan McInerney has called Kenner home his entire life and prides himself on his proximity to resources. “It all seems so close,” he said. “You’re not too far from town. Your airport is here. Your beautiful lake is here.” He and his loved ones have spoken to adjusters, insurance companies and FEMA. They are still waiting for answers. “You have to explain the same thing to everyone over and over and over again,” he said. “It makes everything a little longer.” Representatives from the Small Business Administration spent their Monday inside Kenner’s former Esplanade Mall, talking to people about the office’s disaster loan program. As the SBA’s name suggests, loans are available for small businesses ― but also for homeowners and renters. forever,” said SBA spokesman Susheel Kumar. “Our role is to be the other part of that unmet need.” Low-interest Federal Disaster Loans are available in the following parishes: Ascension, Assumption, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Iberia, Iberville, Jefferson, Lafourche, Livingston, Orléans, Plaquemines, Pointe Coupée, Saint-Bernard, Saint-Charles, Sainte-Hélène, Saint-James, Saint- Jean-Baptiste, Saint-Martin, Sainte-Marie, Saint-Tammany, Tangipahoa, Terrebonne, Washington, West Baton Rouge, and West Feliciana. The SBA sets individual loan amounts, but here is the maximum amount each applicant can receive: Tenant – up to $40,000 to repair or replace owner’s personal property – up to $2,000,000 to repair or replace real estate, equipment, inventory and other property that has been damaged or destroyedThe rate of interest is 2% with terms up to 30 years s. The deadline is fast approaching. Anyone who has suffered physical damage must apply before October 28. The SBA also offers an “economic injury” loan to small businesses and private nonprofits with negative financial impacts as a result of Hurricane Ida. The deadline for this loan is May 31. Applicants can apply online, download applications, and get other assistance at https://disasterloanassistance.sba.gov/.

Jordan McInerney has called Kenner home his entire life and prides himself on his proximity to resources.

“It all seems so close,” he said. “You’re not too far from town [of New Orleans]. Your airport is here. Your beautiful lake is here.”

But since Hurricane Ida left her home without a roof, one thing has felt far away: help. He and his loved ones have spoken to adjusters, insurance companies and FEMA. They are still waiting for answers.

“You have to explain the same thing to everyone over and over and over again,” he said. “It just makes everything a little longer.”

Representatives from the Small Business Administration spent their Monday inside Kenner’s former Esplanade Mall, telling people about the office’s disaster loan program. As the name of the SBA suggests, loans are available for small businesses, but also for homeowners and renters.

“When insurance proceeds don’t get to people, they sit there wringing their hands, wondering what the next repairs are, and it all stops,” SBA spokesman Susheel said. Kumar. “Our role is to be the other part of that unmet need.”

Low-interest federal disaster loans are available in the following parishes: Ascension, Assumption, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Iberia, Iberville, Jefferson, Lafourche, Livingston, Orleans, Plaquemines, Pointe Coupee, St. Bernard, St. Charles, Sainte-Hélène, Saint-James, Saint-Jean-Baptiste, Saint-Martin, Sainte-Marie, Saint-Tammany, Tangipahoa, Terrebonne, Washington, West Baton Rouge and West Feliciana.

The SBA sets individual loan amounts, but here is the maximum each applicant can receive:

  • Tenant – up to $40,000 to repair or replace personal property
  • Homeowner – up to $200,000 to repair or replace property damage and up to $40,000 to replace personal property
  • Business owner – up to $2,000,000 to repair or replace real estate, equipment, inventory and other property that has been damaged or destroyed

The interest rate is 2% with terms up to 30 years.

The deadline is fast approaching. Anyone with physical damage must apply by October 28.

The SBA also offers an “economic injury” loan to small businesses and private nonprofits with negative financial impacts as a result of Hurricane Ida. The deadline for this loan is May 31.

Applicants can apply online, upload applications and get other support at https://disasterloanassistance.sba.gov/.

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