SBA Disaster Loan Outreach Centers Will Close on Feb. 4 In Craven, New Hanover and Onslow Counties


ATLANTA – (RealEstateRama) — The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced today, that due to a steady decrease of activity, the Disaster Loan Outreach Centers located in Jacksonville, New Bern and Wilmington, North Carolina will cease operations on Monday, Feb. 4.


“I encourage anyone who has not completed their disaster loan application to visit any of the centers located throughout the disaster area before the closing to meet with a Customer Service Representative for one-on-one assistance,” said Kem Fleming, director of Disaster Field Operations Center East.

SBA’s Customer Service Representatives continue to operate at the temporary locations to answer program questions, assist in completing the SBA application and help with the reconsideration process.

The Centers are located and open as indicated below.

Craven County
Centenary United Methodist Church
309 New Street
New Bern, NC 28560

Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday, 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Closed: Sunday

New Hanover County
Old Independence Mall (Old Sears Store Location)
3500 Oleander Drive
Wilmington, NC 28403

Hours: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Closed: Sunday

Onslow County
Onslow Government Center
234 NW Corridor Blvd, Room 107
Jacksonville, NC 28540

Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Closed: Saturdays and Sundays

Applicants may apply online using the Electronic Loan Application (ELA) via the SBA’s secure website at

Additional details on the location of the recovery centers and 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 .

The deadline to return economic injury applications is June 14, 2019.


About the U.S. Small Business Administration
The U.S. Small Business Administration makes the American dream of business ownership a reality. As the only go-to resource and voice for small businesses backed by the strength of the federal government, the SBA empowers entrepreneurs and small business owners with the resources and support they need to start, grow or expand their businesses, or recover from a declared disaster. It delivers services through an extensive network of SBA field offices and partnerships with public and private organizations. To learn more, visit

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