Hebrew Free Loan Association of Greater Washington is proud to provide zero-interest loans to qualified Jewish borrowers in the DC metro area.
HFLAGW offers personal and business loans. Personal and business loans are generally offered for a maximum of $15,000. Loans are also available to undergraduate students who are junior or seniors and full time graduate students for a maximum of $5,000 ($2,500 at the time of signing, $2,500 one year later, assuming the borrower is still enrolled in school and has good repayment history).
Please note, different guidelines apply to the COVID Emergency Loan Program — for more information click here.
Loan repayment begins on the first of the month after the funds have been disbursed.
Loans of $5,000: $200/month for 25 months
Loans of $7,500: $250/month for 30 months
Loans of $10,000: $280/month for 36 months
Loans of $15,000: $420/month for 36 months
Loans to students of $5,000: $25/month for the first 24 months, $175/month after that.
All loans require guarantor(s) to co-sign on the loan.
Loans up to $7,500: 1 guarantor
Loans over $7,500: 2 guarantors
Guarantors must meet the following criteria:
Net income of at least $70,000
At least one must be Jewish and reside in the DC Metro Area
Be willing to cover the remaining value of the loan if the borrower is to miss payments
Cannot be borrowers or guarantors for another HFLAGW loan
Each must complete the guarantor form in full
Guarantors cannot be married to the borrower or to one another
Loan applications are considered complete once the borrower and guarantor(s) submit fully completed applications
Borrower will be contacted for a phone interview regarding the loan request
Following the interview, the application will be reviewed by HFLAGW
If the loan is approved, the borrower and guarantors will sign the promissory note and funds will be disbursed
For additional questions, please contact Shuli Tropp, Executive Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org. *The loan committee reserves the right to authorize a different amount than that which is requested
Hebrew Free Loan Association of Greater Washington