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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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Borrower Loan Table

UPDATE as of June 25, 2020:

Student loans, Emergency, IVF, and Small Business loans are available.

Loans in some other categories are temporarily suspended, or subject to JFLA’s discretion during Covid-19.

Loan Programs Available Max $ with no guarantors Max $ with 1 guarantor Max $ with 2 guarantors Max $ with 3 guarantors
Adoption Assistance 0 $3,000
Children with Special Needs 0 $3,000
Medical & Dental 0 $3,000
Student Loans 0 $3,500 $10,000
Homeless Student $3,000 n/a n/a
Emergency or General 0 $3,000 $6,000
Green Home Improvements 0 0 0
Home Healthcare 0 $3,000
In Vitro Fertilization 0 0 $15,000
Israel GAP Year Experience 0 0 0
Jewish Life Cycle 0 $3,000
Living with Alzheimer’s or Dementia 0 $3,000
Jewish Non-Profit Agency 0 n/a $75,000 $100,000
Small Business 0 n/a $36,000
Summer Camp n/a n/a n/a
Veteran 0 $3,000 n/a
Victims of Domestic Violence 0 $3,000 n/a

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.

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