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Disaster Relief

Interest-free loans to help with immediate needs or longer-term recovery costs related to a natural disaster. If you need a loan to assist family and friends with food, housing, transportation, or other humanitarian needs caused by the war in Ukraine, please apply for a Ukraine Assistance Loan.

What types of disasters typically qualify for a disaster relief loan from Hebrew Free Loan of San Francisco?  We offer loans for wildfires, earthquakes, drought, tornadoes, hurricanes, severe storms and floods. Contact us for other types of disasters to see if they qualify. Loans can be turned around within days. Assistance includes:

EMERGENCY: Up to $3,000 in immediate support, to help with short-term loss of income or to get by until insurance or FEMA kicks in.

GENERAL NEEDS: Up to $20,000 for fire-related losses not covered by insurance or other relief sources: short-term rentals, home repairs, replacing a car, clothing, or furniture, etc.

HOMEBUYER: Up to $25,000 for those who have lost their homes and need help to rebuild or buy a new home. Loans cover construction costs, moving expenses, closing costs, appliances, furniture, and more. We typically offer these loans only to first-time homebuyers, but we are extending this support to those rebuilding their lives after a natural disaster.

BUSINESS: Up to $20,000 to help small business owners rebuild their businesses. Loans may help with damages to physical property, loss of inventory, temporary loss of business income, and other needs not covered by insurance.

UNEMPLOYMENT: Up to $15,000 for people who have lost their jobs or are unable to work due to the fires. These loans provide up to $2,500 per month for up to six months. Loan repayments will be deferred until three months after getting a new job or, if unemployment continues, nine months after the first loan disbursement.

Loan amounts above are general guidelines; amounts may vary. If you’re unsure what loan type to apply for, select the one that seems like the best fit. A loan officer will work with you to figure out what type of loan will be most helpful.

Feel free to call us at (415) 546-9902 x110 before you apply, if you have questions.

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