HomeStreet Bank Pays SBA Loan Fees for Veteran-Owned Businesses

SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–HomeStreet Bank today announced that it will pay the SBA loan fees for
businesses owned by veterans and/or their spouses. The Small Business
Administration currently waives half of the loan fees for SBA Veterans
Advantage program borrowers, and HomeStreet will pay the other half.
This saves veteran-owned businesses up to as much as $166,000 total for
these types of loans.

“Helping veterans and their families is a meaningful way for us—as a
bank—to give back to those who have served,” said Mark Mason,
HomeStreet’s president and CEO. “As a community bank, one of the
principal philosophies of our business is taking care of our
communities, and this SBA fee assistance program underscores that
commitment. It’s simply the right thing to do.”

In order to qualify for SBA Veterans Advantage loans, a business must be
51 percent owned by a veteran, active-duty military service member
participating in the military’s Transition Assistance Program (TAP),
reservists and National Guard members, the current spouse of the above,
or the spouse of a service member who has died while in service.

For complete details about the loans or to work with a loan officer,
contact Ruth Ann Halford at 206-753-0069 in Washington and Oregon, or
Joan Earhart in California at 949-383-2022.

About HomeStreet, Inc.

Now in its 95th year, HomeStreet, Inc. (NASDAQ:HMST) is a diversified
financial services company headquartered in Seattle, Washington, and is
the holding company for HomeStreet Bank, a state-chartered, FDIC-insured
savings bank. HomeStreet offers consumer, commercial and private banking
services and investment and insurance products in Washington, Oregon and
Hawaii, and originates residential and commercial mortgages and
construction loans for borrowers located in the Western United States.
The bank has consistently received an “outstanding” rating under the
federal Community Reinvestment Act (CRA). Additional information on
HomeStreet Bank can be found at


HomeStreet Bank
Michael Rubbinaccio, 206-389-4433