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Small Business Administration Takes Role In Redding Rebuilding

April Ehrlich/JPR News

Two weeks after the Carr Fire roared into Redding and destroyed hundreds of homes, the Small Business Administration came to town and set up shop. 

SBA offers disaster assistance for both business owners and homeowners.  That bears repeating: you can use an SBA loan to rebuild your home, not just a business. 

Chelsea Irvine is a public information officer with SBA.  She talks about various relief programs and how to apply for them.

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Geoffrey Riley is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and has hosted the Jefferson Exchange on JPR since 2009. He's been a broadcaster in the Rogue Valley for more than 35 years, working in both television and radio.