SBA Loans Available for Shelton fire victims

SHELTON-Residents and businesses impacted by the devestating Jan. 6 fire that destroyed the four story building at 434 Howe Avenue will be able to apply for low-interest loans.
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy will discuss the program Saturday at 12:30 the Echo Hook & Ladder Co., 379 Coram Avenue.
The early-morning blaze resulted in the building collapsing. Twenty-nine low income residents who lived in the upper floors and several businesses like Howe Convenient, Dollar Chest and Universal Hair Salon lost everything in the blaze. Others adjacent to the building like Liquid Lunch and Joy Lee Chinese restaurant were damaged by smoke, water and falling debris.
Early next week an SBA customer service representative will be made available to speak with applicants. Information is available by contacting the SBA’s Customer Service Center at 1-800-659-2955 or by sending an email to loan applications can also be downloaded from

Michael Mayko