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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.
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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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Emergency

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.

>$80M
Loaned
>28,300
Loans Made
~1,000
New Loans a Year