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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, thanks to the generosity of Cedars Sinai, LA City Council District 4 Loan Fund, Supervisors Mark Ridley Thomas and Sheila Kuehl.
Mother and daughter enjoying security from a non-profit emergency short term loan

Emergency Loan

Rent Loan

Urgent Personal Assistance

JFLA’s Personal Loan Program is here for you when an unexpected expense or urgent situation has you in a bind. Personal 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 if you are unemployed with 1 guarantor

Up to $4,000 if you are employed with 2 references (no guarantors)

Up to $7,500 if you are employed with 1 guarantor

Up to $15,000 if you are employed with 2 guarantors

New: we do not require proof of income from guarantors with credit scores over 680.

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. Emergency loans can be used to pay for the fees associated with:

  • Childcare during the pandemic
  • Remote learning tools: Wifi, computers, school supplies
  • Processing adoption and citizenship applications

Emergency loans can also be used to pay for:

  • Rent, security deposits, Section 8 housing, moving expenses, first and last month’s rent, and basic furniture.
  • Car repairs, transportation, food, prescription drugs

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