County gets SBA disaster declaration; loans now available

Kenosha County homeowners who had flood damage because of the June 19 heavy rain have had one channel of relief opened up to them

The Small Business Administration has designated Kenosha County with an SBA Disaster Declaration, Kenosha County Emergency Management has announced.

sba-logo“I’m extremely happy that the Small Business Administration realized the extent of storm damage in Kenosha County,” stated Jim Kreuser, Kenosha county executive. “The SBA declaration will allow many homeowners, renters and small businesses the ability to rebuild their lives.”

“The June 19th storm that came through Kenosha County dumped more than 5 inches of rain over the southern half of the county in a short period of time, which caused flash flooding,” said Ben Schliesman, director, Kenosha County Emergency Management. “People will now be eligible for low interest loans up to $200,000 for homeowners to repair or replace damaged homes; homeowners and renters are also eligible for up to $40,000 to repair or replace damaged or destroyed personal property.”

People interested in receiving an SBA low interest loan application can call the SBA at 1-800-659-2955 or contact them by e-mail at Residents may also pick-up a SBA loan application and or get help in filling out their loan application at the SBA Outreach Loan Centers in Kenosha County. The center’s locations with their dates and hours of operations are:

  • July 21 to 25 — Kenosha County Job Center, Commons – Entrance D, 8600 Sheridan Road, Kenosha. July 21 to 24, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; July 25, from 8 a.m. to noon.
  • July 27 to 31 — Kenosha County Center, Human Services Department, 19600 75th St. (Highways 45 and 50), Bristol. July 27 to 30, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; July 31, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Here’s more info from an SBA fact sheet.


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