September 2015
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Indiana weather can be unpredictable, and this summer was no exception. If your family or small business has been impacted by severe weather you may be eligible for a low-interest disaster loan. Loans are available in 27 Indiana counties: please see the press release below for additional details and Small Business Administration contact information.

Low Interest Disaster Loans Available to Residents and Small Businesses in 27 Counties Following June and July Severe Weather

Indianapolis – Governor Mike Pence received word today that the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has made available low-interest disaster loans for those who suffered flood damage in 27 counties.
“June and July were difficult months for many Hoosier families and businesses,” said Governor Mike Pence. “These low-interest loans are important to help those who have suffered damage to homes, possessions, work buildings and other assets.”
Residents, businesses, and non-profit organizations in the following counties are eligible for these disaster loans. Those counties include Adams, Allen, Bartholomew, Blackford, Brown, Clark, Delaware, Grant, Hendricks, Huntington, Jackson, Jay, Jefferson, Jennings, Johnson, Marion, Monroe, Morgan, Owen, Putnam, Randolph, Ripley, Scott, Switzerland, Wabash, Wells and Whitley.
The Indiana Department of Homeland Security worked with U.S. SBA to secure the low-interest loans following the recurring thunderstorms that moved through much of Indiana in June and July.
How to Apply for SBA Loans
Applicants may apply online using the Electronic Loan Application via SBA’s secure website at​.
The U.S. SBA plans on opening Disaster Loan Outreach Centers in Brown, Huntington, Jay, Jefferson and Morgan counties. Residents and business owners can ask questions and receive help with loan applications from SBA officials. IDHS will also have staff on hand to assist those in need. The locations and hours for each center will be announced soon.
Additional details on the loan application process can be obtained by calling the SBA Customer Service Center at 800-659-2955 (800-877-8339 for the deaf and hard-of-hearing) or by sending an e-mail to
For more information about the SBA’s Disaster Loan Program, visit
Loan Amounts
Disaster loans up to $200,000 are available to homeowners to repair or replace disaster damaged or destroyed real estate. Homeowners and renters are eligible for up to $40,000 to repair or replace disaster damaged or destroyed personal property.
Businesses and private non-profit organizations of any size may borrow up to $2 million to repair or replace disaster damaged or destroyed real estate, machinery and equipment, inventory, and other business assets.
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Location Information:
Statewide IN
Contact Information:
Name: Kara Brooks
Phone: 317-232-1622
Hurricane Katrina: Reflecting on Ten Years of Recovery
HUD's New Orleans Field Office Director, Earl Randall reflects on 10 years of recovery and how it has affected him personally and as a HUD employee. Click here to read more.
IFoF will be open the following days: October 2nd, 3rd, 9th, 10th, 16th, 17th, 23rd, 24th, 30th, 31st. Which equals a total of 10 days! (great publicity for any company). Last year alone we had over 4,500 people come to our professional charity haunt. 

Sponsorships are available for 2015! (click here for sponsorship form). Click here for more IFoF information. If you would like to volunteer, please contact HomesteadCS at 765-423-1284. 

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If you would feel more comfortable attending one of our HomeBuyer Education Classes at HomesteadCS they are listed below. Fees apply.
HomeBuyer Education 2015 Class Schedule
Saturday, September 19 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 17 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, November 21 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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