Disaster Recovery Centers in Hardin and Harris counties Transition to SBA Disaster Loan Outreach Centers

AUSTIN, Texas – To continue meeting the needs of Texas businesses and residents affected by Hurricane Harvey, three State of Texas/Federal Disaster Recovery Centers, one in the city of Sour Lake and two in the city of Houston, will transition to U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Disaster Loan Outreach Centers (DLOCs) starting 9 a.m. Friday, Dec. 1.

The DLOCs will operate at these locations:


Hardin County
Pinewood Volunteer Fire Department
333 Commercial Drive
Sour Lake, TX 77659
Hours: Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m to 6 p.m.


Harris County
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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 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: fema.gov/mobile-app.Visiting any of the disaster recovery centers still open. Center locations and hours can be found online at fema.gov/DRC.
Original author: mary.j.edmon
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