At the heart of Jewish Free Loan Association is the Housing, General, or Emergency Loan Program, providing interest-free loans to people of all faiths in Los Angeles, and Ventura county. We offer:

Loans are used for, but not limited to:

Without a small interest-free loan, some applicants would find themselves homeless, without a car to get to work or unable to receive medical treatment. Jewish Free Loan is usually a last resort, and the only community organization that provides cash-in-hand for unexpected, emergency situations.

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.

See a table of all our loans here.

At Jewish Free Loan, we rely on guarantors instead of collateral to secure your loan. A guarantor is someone who can guarantee to pay back the loan if you do not. A guarantor is at least 25 years old, lives in California and has a credit score of 680 or better. A friend, family member, or employer are examples of a guarantor.