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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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JFLA’s Emergency Loan Program is here for you when an unexpected expense or urgent situation has you in a bind. Emergency loans can be used for everything from car repairs and leaky roofs to childcare and remote learning tools as a result of the corona virus pandemic.

You can get a loan that has no interest and no fees for

Up to $2,000 unemployed with 1 guarantor

Up to $3,000 employed with 2 references (no guarantors)

$3,001 to $5,000 employed with 1 guarantor

$5001 to $10,000 employed with 2 guarantors

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. Examples of emergency loans include:

  • Childcare
  • Remote learning tools: Wifi, Computers, School Supplies and more.
  • Rent, security deposits, Section 8 housing, moving expenses, first and last month’s rent, basic furniture and more.
  • Medical and dental needs, car repair, transportation, home healthcare, basic furniture, food, prescription drugs, domestic violence, children with special needs.

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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