Press
Release
City of Fullerton
Public Information Office

303 W. Commonwealth
Fullerton, CA 92832
Phone: (714) 738-6317

4/29/2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PRESS RELEASE #13814
Subject :

City of Fullerton Announces Resources for Earthquake Victims
Contact :Fullerton City Manager’s Office    (714) 738-6317
Fullerton, Ca –Financial institutions with low-interest loan programs for homeowners who experienced damage in the La Habra earthquake and aftershocks can be found at the Fullerton Chamber of Commerce website (www.fullertonchamber.com).

According to Theresa Harvey, President of Fullerton Chamber of Commerce, "Our members continue to be responsive to the needs of our community. By streamlining the lending process, homeowners who have equity in their homes may qualify for low-interest loan programs to repair earthquake damage, make repairs in anticipation of the next shaker or address deferred maintenance on residential properties."

Following the March 28, 2014 La Habra earthquake and subsequent aftershocks, City of Fullerton personnel worked tirelessly with various agencies to ensure homes, businesses, and schools were safe and that city infrastructure were repaired.

A few days later on April 1, the Fullerton City Council approved a proposal that earthquake-related inspections and permit fees be waived for necessary repairs. Residents who sustained property damage, and needed an inspection, could contact the City's Building Department at (714) 738-6541for assistance.


On April 4, the Vice Chair of the Orange County Board of Supervisors proclaimed a local emergency due to damage caused by “the La Habra earthquake.” The Orange County Board of Supervisors ratified the proclamation on Tuesday, April 8.


Fullerton Mayor Doug Chaffee responded with his gratitude for the County’s efforts. “Fullerton was one of many cities included in this local emergency declaration. We are thankful that the County of Orange took this step, as this is the next step in the process to identify potential assistance programs. We will continue to keep the community updated about any earthquake related information in regards to assistance.”

For additional information about State of CA assistance during an emergency, visit the California Office of Emergency Services at http://www.calema.ca.gov/. Residents seeking resources to repair earthquake damages, visit the Contractors State License Board at http://www.cslb.ca.gov/ to find licensed contractors.



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