The Jewish Free Loan Association of Los Angeles offers interest-free loans on a non-sectarian basis to individuals and families whose needs are urgent and who may not qualify through normal financial resources. Interest-free loans instead of charity fill an important gap in our social system by promoting self-sufficiency with dignity.
At the heart of JFLA is the Emergency Loan Fund, providing interest-free loans of up to $3,000 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-to-two cosigners are required depending on the amount of the loan.
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. JFLA is usually a last resort, the only community organization that provides cash in hand for unexpected, emergency situations.
JFLA also offers financial assistance to women in domestic violence situations. Interest-free loans of up to $3,000 are available for basic transportation needs, job training, moving expenses, rent, security deposits and furnishings.