HARRISBURG – The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is making loans available for businesses and homeowners impacted by the September 13 fire in Oxford, Chester County. Gov. Shapiro wrote a letter to the SBA requesting disaster loan assistance. The SBA’s Home Disaster Loans can help homeowners or renters repair or replace disaster-damaged real estate and personal property. The SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan program provides low-interest loans for small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, and most private nonprofit organizations by providing up to $2 million to help businesses meet financial obligations and operating expenses that could have been met had the disaster not occurred. The SBA’s Business Physical Disaster Loans can help businesses to repair or replace disaster-damaged property owned by the business, including real estate, inventories, supplies, machinery and equipment. The SBA has opened a Disaster Loan Outreach Center to assist businesses and homeowners in person at Oxford Neighborhood Services at 35 N. 3rd Street in Oxford. The Center will end operations at that location on Thursday, Nov. 9 at 4 p.m.