Federal loan assistance center opens in Manitou Springs

Published: September 4, 2013, 11:18 am, by Ryan Handy

The U.S. Small Business Administration has opened a center aimed at helping residents recover from flash flooding last month in Manitou Springs.

The outreach center, which is housed at the ManitouSpringsCity Hall, 606 Manitou Ave., will feature representatives from the administration who can help people apply for low-interest federal disaster loans. It will close at 5 p.m. on Sept. 12.

Loans are available for a wide range of people affected by the Aug. 9 flood, which came rushing down Waldo and Williams canyons, killing one person and damaging dozens of homes and businesses. Homeowners, renter, business owners and officials from nonprofit organizations can apply, the administration said in a release.

Residents must apply for property damage claims by Oct. 29, and economic injury applications are due May 30. To apply, visit https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela.