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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.

Borrower Loan Table

Our loan table shows you how much you can qualify for.

Temporary easy borrowing options from JFLA in 2021

In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, JFLA introduced a new loan called a reference-only loan to make it easier for people to qualify for some emergency loans. With a reference-only loan, you don’t need a guarantor but just the name and contact information of someone who confirms that they know you. If you are

  • Employed + 2 references, you can get up to $3,000.

Also in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, JFLA introduced the possibility of getting a loan without having a steady source or income or being employed. If you are

  • Unemployed + 1 guarantor, you can get up $1,000. A guarantor is someone who agrees to pay back your loan if you don’t.

JFLA Regular borrowing requirements

Loan Programs Available Max $ with no guarantors Max $ with 1 guarantor Max $ with 2 guarantors
Children with Special Needs $3,000 $5,000 $15,000
Coronavirus $3,000 $5,000 $10,000
Emergency or General $3,000 $5,000 $10,000
Homeless Student $5,000 n/a n/a
Housing Stability $3,000 $5,000 $10,000
In Home Healthcare $3,0000 $5,000 $10,000
In Vitro Fertilization 0 $5, 000 $15,000
Israel GAP Year Experience 0 $3,500 $7,500
Jewish Life Cycle $3, 000 $5,000 $10,000
Jewish Non-Profit Agency 0 0 $50,000
Living with Alzheimer’s or Dementia $3,000 $5,000 $10,000
Medical & Dental $3,000 $5,000 $10,000
Small Business $5,000 $10, 000 $36,000
Student Loans 0 $3,500 $7,500
Summer Camp $5,000 n/a n/a
US Veterans $3,000 $5,000 $10, 000
Victims of Domestic Violence $3,000 $5,000 $10,000
>$80M
Loaned
>28,300
Loans Made
~1,000
New Loans a Year