General Loans

At the heart of the Jewish Free Loan Association is the General Loan Program, providing interest-free loans of up to $5,000 to individuals and families of all faiths in Los Angeles and Ventura Counties. These loans assist normally self-supporting individuals with money for rent, moving expenses, security deposit, car repair or used car purchase and medical and dental emergencies.  One guarantor only required for loans up to $3,000 and two guarantors for anything over $3000.

The assistance the Jewish Free Loan Association provides is unique and invaluable, providing cash in hand while empowering borrowers. The Jewish Free Loan Association loan programs change lives and save lives, working to fight poverty and promote self-sufficiency. Last year approximately 600 loans were granted from the General Loan Program totaling just under one million dollars.

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. The Jewish Free Loan Association is usually a last resort, the only community organization that provides cash in hand for unexpected, emergency situations.

The mission of the 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. The Jewish Free Loan Association is a source of economic justice in the community.

The Jewish Free Loan Association is alert to emergency situations that can alter the course of life and offers the General Loan Program for Veteran Emergency Housing Assistance.

Or, if you’re interested in a general loan, fill out a Pre-Loan Application

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