Jewish Free Loan Association

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.

Phone: 
(323) 761-8830
Office Hours: 
Wilshire Blvd. Office Mon - Thur 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM, last appointment at 4:00 Fri 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM, last appointment at 2:30 Second location at: 22622 Vanowen Street West Hills, CA 91307 (818) 464-3331 valleyoffice@jfla.org (for appointments only)
Eligibility: 
The Jewish Free Loan Association is a nonprofit non-sectarian agency, providing interest-free loans to people of all faiths. *Please note: there are specific donor-directed loan programs that are restricted to Jewish clients only.* Borrowers must be permanent residents of Southern California. In addition, borrowers must have a current California ID or drivers license, have legal residency status (no VISAs) and are required to live at least 6 months in the area to qualify as a permanent resident. *There are some exceptions to this rule.* Typically, we do not check the borrower's credit for emergency loans. We rely primarily on the co-signers' credit and income to determine the viability of the loan. Each loan application is handled on a case by case basis, so this information is meant only as a general guideline.
Street: 
6505 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 715
Zip: 
90048
Fax: 
(323) 761-8841

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