Disaster Assistance Services


General Information
Description of ServiceProvides low interest loans to homeowners, renters, and businesses, farmers, and non-profit organizations for the repair or replacement of real or personal property, transportation or rental of equipment to help with recovery, and economic loss. Homeowners may be eligible to borrow up to $200,000 for real property. Renters and homeowners may borrow up to $40,000 for replacement of disaster-damaged property. Businesses may apply for up to $2 million for losses not fully covered by insurance.
LocationNew York
Geographical AreaNew York State (Albany, Clinton, Columbia, Dutchess, Essex, Franklin, Fulton, Greene, Hamilton, Montgomery, Nassau, Orange, Putnam, Rensselaer, Rockland, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Suffolk, Sullivan, Ulster, Warren, Washington and Westchester)
Public TransportationCall for details
Facility/ADA AccessCall for details
Intake ProcedureCall 800-659-2955
TTY: 800-877-8339
Check website: https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela
Email: disastercustomerservice@sbaFarm
Service (Dutchess, Putnam, Ulster, Westchester): 845-677-3952
Farm Service (Orange, Rockland): 845-343-1872
Farm Service (Sullivan): 845-292-6471
Intake RequirementsApplication required
Additional RequirementsDescription/Estimate of losses by disaster
Helpful TipsDeadline for Physical Property Damage is October 31, 2011
Deadline for Economic Injury Application is May 31, 2012
Client Information
Languages SpokenEnglish, Spanish
EligibilityHomeonwers, Renters, Farmers, Businesses, and Non-Profit organizations who have been a victim of a natural disaster
Fees or Charges
Types of FeesNone/Not Applicable
Hours of Operation Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Specific Hours: Phone Lines available: Everyday 7:00 am-10:00 pm (til further notice)
Contact Information
Physical Site Address 1 26 Federal Plaza, Suite 1337
Physical Site City, State, Zip New York, NY 10278
Main Phone 212-680-3600
Hotline Phone 800-659-2955
Emergency/After Hours Phone 800-621-3362 (Disaster Aid Hotline)
TDD Phone 800-462-7585 (TDD/TTY Disaster Aid Hotline)
Other Phone 212-680-8516 (Information Line)
Fax 914-835-1551
Service Location Email fema-correspondence-unit@dhs.gov
Web Address www.fema.gov
Affiliated Agency, Programs, and Services
Affiliated Program: DISASTER LOANS (SBA)
This Service: Disaster Assistance Services
Taxonomy Postings
Posted to Categories: Disaster Loans (TH-2900.1750)
Homeowners (YM-2900)
Low Interest Loans (NT-6400.4500)