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In response to the COVID-19 crisis, all loans applications are being processed electronically and the client interviews are taking place by Skype or Facetime.
JFLA makes loans, in part, to the generosity of Cedars Sinai, Councilmember David Ryu, Supervisors Mark Ridley Thomas and Sheila Kuehl.
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The Emergency Loan Program has interest-free loans to help you get through COVID -19, avoid homelessness, and pay for general unexpected expenses. You can get up to

$2,000 (Unemployed 1 guarantor)

$2,000 (Working no guarantors)

$4,000 (Working 1 guarantor)

$6,000 (Maximum 2 guarantors)

Examples of emergency loans for COVID-19 include

  • Childcare
  • Remote learning tools: Wifi, Computers, School Supplies and more.

Examples of emergency loans to avoid homelessness include

  • Rent, security deposits, Section 8 housing, moving expenses, first and last month’s rent, basic furniture and more.

Examples of emergency loans for unexpected expenses include

  • Medical and dental needs, car repair, transportation, home healthcare, basic furniture, food, prescription drugs, domestic violence, children with special needs and more.

Without a small interest-free loan, some people could find themselves homeless, without childcare, or unable to get medical treatment. Jewish Free Loan can be a last resort, and the only community organization that provides cash-in-hand for unexpected, emergency situations of many kinds.

The mission of Jewish Free Loan Association is to offer interest-free loans on a non-sectarian basis to individuals and families whose needs are urgent and who may not qualify through normal financial channels. Interest-free loans, instead of charity, fill an important gap by promoting self-sufficiency with dignity. Jewish Free Loan Association is a source of economic justice in the community.

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