Renters should complete and submit SBA applications
NEW YORK – New York renters may be eligible for additional grants from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. To find out if renters qualify, they must complete and submit their disaster loan application from the U.S. Small Business Administration.
These grants can be used for:
• Replacement or repair of necessary personal property lost or damaged in the disaster, household items such as room furnishings or appliances, and tools and equipment required by the self-employed for their jobs
• Primary vehicles and approved second vehicles damaged by the disaster
• Disaster-related medical and dental expenses
• Disaster-related funeral and burial expenses
Renters who do want an SBA loan may be eligible for a loan up to $40,000 for personal property losses.
The deadline to apply for FEMA assistance or an SBA disaster loan is March 29, 2013.
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More information is available by calling the SBA Disaster Customer Service Center toll-free number, 800-659-2955 (TTY 800-877-8339). Assistance is also available by sending an email to DisasterCustomerService@sba.gov or by visiting sba.gov.