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Recently Unemployed

Interest-free loans up to $20,000

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If you’ve lost your job in the past nine months, ease your financial pressure while you look for new work.

Unemployment loans are structured differently than our other loans. They are disbursed in monthly installments for up to six months, with the monthly loan amount you are eligible for depending on your previous salary. Loan repayment is deferred until three months after you receive the final loan disbursement.

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.

Hebrew Free Loan’s Model

Hebrew Free Loan is based on principles found in the Torah, in which we are commanded not to derive personal benefit — i.e. not to charge interest — when we lend money to assist those in need. Click here to watch a short video about Parashat Mishpatim, the Torah section that contains these teachings.

We’ve proven the success of our model with a repayment rate of over 99.5%. That’s the beauty of interest-free lending. As loans are repaid, funds are recycled to make new loans. Many loan recipients also participate in our Full Circle Club, in which former borrowers pay forward the help they received by donating to Hebrew Free Loan to help the next person in need.

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