To continue meeting the needs of Texas businesses and residents affected by Hurricane Harvey, two State of Texas/Federal Disaster Recovery Centers in Harris County will transition to U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Disaster Loan Outreach Centers (DLOCs).
The DLOCs in Harris County will operate at these locations:
St. John Vianney Catholic Church
625 Nottingham Oaks Trail
Houston, TX 77079
Hours: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m to 5 p.m.
The Church Without Walls
5725 Queenston Boulevard
Houston, TX 77084
Hours: Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m to 5 p.m.
SBA representatives at these DLOCs, as well as all of the federal/state Disaster Recovery Centers, SBA Business Recovery Centers and SBA Disaster Loan Outreach Centers located throughout the disaster area will continue to meet with business owners, homeowners and renters to help them with the disaster loan application process and close their approved loans. For additional information or to find a location near you call SBA at (800) 659-2955, visit www.sba.gov/disaster, or email email@example.com. Individuals who are deaf or hard-of-hearing may call (800) 877-8339.
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. The SBA can also lend additional funds to help businesses and residents with the cost of making improvements that protect, prevent or minimize the same type of disaster damage from occurring in the future.
For small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private nonprofit organizations of all sizes, SBA offers Economic Injury Disaster Loans to help meet working capital needs caused by the disaster. Economic injury assistance is available regardless of whether the business suffered any property damage.
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.
Applicants may apply online using SBA’s secure website at disasterloan.sba.gov/ela.
Survivors can still check the status of their FEMA application for federal disaster assistance in the following ways:
- Online at DisasterAssistance.gov.
- Calling the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362 (voice, 711/VRS-Video Relay Service) (TTY: 800-462-7585). Multilingual operators are available (press 2 for Spanish).
- Via the FEMA app, available for Apple and Android mobile devices. To download visit: gov/mobile-app.
- Visiting any of the disaster recovery centers still open. Center locations and hours can be found online at gov/DRC.
Welcome to the Harris County Recovery Network Website
In the event of a disaster or other emergency, this is your information hub for the weeks and months after the immediate emergency passes and recovery begins. If the emergency creates the need for shelters, food and water distribution or longer term housing we’ll do our best to point you in the right direction. This is NOT the best source of information before and during an emergency.
The Harris County office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management will coordinate with the local news outlets before and during the actual emergency. The Harris County Recovery Network is here to serve you in the in the weeks, months and even years beyond the immediate emergency. Meanwhile, we hope you take the time to review this information from lessons learned after past emergencies.