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December 2016

Helping our Community Rebuild Zoning Guide

Santa Rosa’s Post-Fire Zoning Guide

Santa Rosa’s Post-Fire Zoning Guide

The City of Santa Rosa has published a 24-page guide to the rebuilding process after the fires.  They take you through several steps of the journey-from debris removal, to design, permit and review, construction and inspections.  In addition, the guide includes several pages of frequently asked questions with brief answers.  Residents will definitely find the information in this guide relevant and useful over the next several months or longer.  Read the guide online here or download and print your own to keep handy.

Helping our Community Rebuild Zoning Guide
Santa Rosa’s Helping our Community Rebuild Zoning Guide
sba loan deadline dec 11

December 11th Deadline to Register for Disaster Assistance/Low-Interest Loans

December 11th Deadline to Register for Disaster Assistance/Low-Interest Loans

Small Business Administration (SBA) Disaster Loans are the primary source of federal long-term disaster recovery funds for disaster damage not fully covered by insurance or other compensation. SBA’s Office of Disaster Assistance is working in conjunction with the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency to help business owners and residents recover as much as possible from this disaster.

To qualify for SBA you must have already applied to FEMA.

The SBA is providing one-on-one assistance to help business owners and residents apply for an SBA disaster loan at the the Disaster Recovery Center. No appointment is necessary.

Santa Rosa Disaster Recovery Center
Press Democrat building, 427 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa, CA 95401 (between Ross and 5th Streets)

Open every day, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Types of Loans

Businesses

Businesses of all sizes and private nonprofit organizations may borrow up to $2 million to repair or replace damaged or destroyed real estate, machinery and equipment, inventory, and other business assets. SBA can also lend additional funds to help business and residents with the cost of making improvements that protect, prevent or minimize the same type of disaster damage from occurring in the future.

Small Businesses and Nonprofit Organizations

For small businesses and most private nonprofit organizations of all sizes, SBA offers Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) to help meet working capital needs caused by the disaster. EIDL assistance is available regardless of whether the business suffered any property damage.

Homeowners

Disaster loans up to $200,000 are available to homeowners to repair or replace their damaged or destroyed primary residence. Homeowners and renters are eligible for up to $40,000 to repair or replace damaged or destroyed personal property.

How to Apply:

Go to the SBA Disaster Loan Assistance website to:

  • View Eligible Disaster Areas
  • Apply Online
  • Check Application Status

Applicants may apply online using the Electronic Loan Application (ELA) via SBA’s secure website at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela.

Disaster loan information and application forms are also available from SBA’s Customer Service Center by calling (800) 659-2955 or emailing [email protected]. Individuals who are deaf or hardofhearing may call (800) 877-8339. For more disaster assistance information, or to download applications, visit http://www.sba.gov/disaster. Completed applications should be mailed to: U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX 76155.

Application Filing Deadlines

Physical Damage: December 11, 2017

Economic Injury: July 12, 2018

Reposted from the City of Santa Rosa’s recovery website: https://www.sonomacountyrecovers.org/disaster-loans/