To Receive Assistance:
Memorial Assistance Ministries (MAM) is assisting with recovery efforts. MAM is ready to help with rehousing, case management, and mental health counseling.
If you need assistance from MAM, please complete this form:
The Small Business Administration(SBA) has announced that low-interest federal disaster loans are available to residents and businesses affected by the Watson Grinding and Manufacturing Facility explosion that occurred Jan. 24, 2020. SBA acted under its own authority to declare a disaster in response to a request SBA received from Gov. Greg Abbott on Feb. 11, 2020.
Low-interest federal disaster loans are available to businesses of all sizes, most private nonprofit organizations, homeowners and renters whose property was damaged or destroyed by this disaster. The SBA disaster recovery specialists will be on hand at the following Disaster Loan Outreach Center to answer questions about SBA’s disaster loan program, explain the application process and help each individual complete their application:
Disaster Loan Outreach Center
Brenda and John Duncan YMCA
Multipurpose Room B
10655 Clay Road
Houston, TX 77041
Tuesdays – Saturdays, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Closes 7 p.m. Thursday, March 5
No appointment is necessary.
Disaster loans up to $200,000 are available to homeowners to repair or replace damaged or destroyed real estate. Homeowners and renters are eligible for up to $40,000 to repair or replace damaged or destroyed personal property.
Interest rates can be as low as 3.75 percent for businesses, 2.75 percent for private nonprofit organizations and 1.563 percent for homeowners and renters with terms up to 30 years. Loan amounts and terms are set by SBA and are based on each applicant’s financial condition.
Individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing may call (800) 877-8339.
The deadline to apply for property damage is April 13, 2020.
The deadline to apply for economic injury is Nov. 13, 2020.