SLO Veterans Memorial Building transformed into Disaster Recovery Center. County, FEMA, CAL OES, and nonprofits offer services for storm survivors. Deadline to apply for FEMA assistance is March 16, 2023.
The San Luis Obispo Veterans Memorial Building has been transformed into a Disaster Recovery Center and Local Assistance Center to help residents affected by the recent storms. This one-stop shop is a joint effort of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (CAL OES), and County of San Luis Obispo and is designed to provide storm survivors with access to a wide range of services.
Residents are encouraged to visit the center to get their questions answered and access the various services on offer. To register with FEMA for assistance, residents should bring their Social Security information, the address of the property that was damaged, and their current place of residence. Those who have already filed with FEMA can also come to the center to follow up on their claims.
The Small Business Administration (SBA) is offering a range of services to small businesses, homeowners, and renters. Low-interest loans of up to $40,000 are available for furniture, cars, and appliances, while homeowners can borrow up to $200,000. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is also present to help those with farms, livestock, and vineyards.
The center is open 7 days a week from 8am to 7pm and is located at 801 Grand Ave in San Luis Obispo. Those who need help with transportation can contact the SLO County Office of Emergency Services at (805) 781-5678. The deadline for applying for FEMA federal assistance is March 16th, 2023, and the center will remain open as long as there are community members who need assistance.