Bridgeport complex fire victims apply for federal loans

The Bridgeport families who lost everything in a devastating New Year's Eve fire at a condo complex started getting much-needed help Tuesday. The complex on

Victims can stop by the government center today and fill out the application for a low-interest loan.

Victims can stop by the government center today and fill out the application for a low-interest loan. (1/26/16)

BRIDGEPORT - The Bridgeport families who lost everything in a devastating New Year's Eve fire at a condo complex started getting much-needed help Tuesday.

The complex on Charles Street burned to the ground last month leaving more than 100 people displaced.

Victims applied for federal loans at the Morton Government Center in Bridgeport, which could take three weeks to receive. Officials say the interest rates for disaster loans can be as low as 1.8 percent. It is offered through the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Officials say homeowners can qualify for up to $200,000, while renters can apply for up to $40,000 to replace their belongings.

Victims can also stop by the government center Wednesday and Thursday.

 

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

Weather Kids: Mathewson Elementary School 1 Weather Kids: Mathewson Elementary School
Police warn of scam targeting UI customers 2 Police warn of scam targeting UI customers
Traffic is back to normal in Bridgeport after 3 Tractor-trailer catches fire in Bridgeport
Thousands of people are rallying together in cities 4 Women march in solidarity in Stamford
5 Hundreds march in solidarity in Red Bank

advertisement | advertise on News 12

More News

Those affected by the fire at a Bridgeport Condo fire in Bridgeport a tough start to 2016

Those affected by the fire at a Bridgeport complex say they're spending the first day

Officials say it may have started as a Over 100 displaced after Bridgeport condo fire

More than 100 people are displaced after a massive fire destroyed a Bridgeport condo complex

Donations of winter coats and clothing were given Donations handed out to Bridgeport fire victims

Donations of winter coats and clothing were given out Wednesday to victims of a fire

Second Chance Furniture sells secondhand furniture at affordable Stamford store donates to Bridgeport fire victims

A Stamford discount store announced donations for victims of a New Year's Eve fire that

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE