Gemilut Hesed: Providing a hand-up, not a hand out.

Hebrew Free Loan Association of Houston offers interest-free loans to Jewish individuals and families of the greater Houston area whose needs are urgent and who do not qualify for loans through normal financial channels. Interest-free loans, instead of charity, fill and important gap in our social system by promoting self-sufficiency with dignity.

About HFLA Houston

The Hebrew Free Loan Association of Houston was formed in 1932, a time of financial turmoil for both the country and the Houston Jewish community. HFLA was created to fulfill the Biblical commandment to lend to the poor and needy as found in Devarim (Deuteronomy):

If there be among you a poor man, …thou shalt not harden thy heart, nor shut thy hand from thy poor brother:  but thou shalt open they hand wide to him, and shalt surely lend him sufficient for his needin that which he lacks.


Loan Types

Below are just some examples of the loan types that we make:

Emergency Loans
Run into a rough situation? We can provide an immediate loan for emergency situations.
Home Buyer Loans
Ready to purchase your dream home but need a down payment? Allow HFLA of Houston to help!
Adoption/Fertility Loans
Starting a family of your own? HFLA of Houston can help make it a reality.

…and many more. 


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