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Emergency Covid Loans

Emergency Loan Program

HFLA-SA established a new emergency loan program to provide financial relief, through no-interest loans, to members of our local Jewish community who are suffering from the COVID-19 pandemic!

These loans feature relaxed cosigner requirements and expedited funding. Emergency loans are available to assist with various situations:

  • Lost wages due to layoffs, furloughs or cutbacks

  • Unexpected childcare costs

  • Back payments for housing to avoid eviction

  • Medical costs related to COVID-19

  • Additional emergency expenses

Learn more, and download an application:

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With nearly 100-years' experience in providing interest-free loans, HFLA-SA is uniquely positioned to offer financial assistance to individuals and families in our community who have been affected by the Coronavirus pandemic.

The HFLA-SA COVID-19/Emergency Loan Program is specifically designed to meet immediate needs and enable a path back to financial stability.

Given the enormous economic impact of the COVID-19 crisis, we anticipate unprecedented loan demand to continue for months to come. Now more than ever, HFLA-SA asks for your support to meet our community's tremendous need.

Regardless of the amount, every gift will help relieve friends and neighbors suffering overwhelming health and financial burdens.

Thank You

A special thank you to everyone who has generously given to the
HFLA-SA Covid-19/Emergency Relief Fund!

The human impact of this pandemic are astronomical and far-reaching, be it from contracting the virus or suffering its devastating financial effects. Few have been spared, including those enduring job loss or furloughs, business owners forced into closure or facing catastrophic slowdowns, plus all who are dealing with additional medical, childcare and grocery expenses. At this time, given the number of people needing assistance, HFLA-SA is experiencing unprecedented demand for our no-interest loans. As a result, when we asked, members of our community have generously stepped up. Profound gratitude goes out to the following people who are making it possible for HFLA-SA to help friends and neighbors:

* As of May 20, 2020

  • Bonnie & Barry Bankler

    In memory of Morris Bankler

  • Susan & Brad Beldon
  • Louise & Mike Beldon
  • Beldon Roofing
  • Ben Chasan
  • Melvin L. Cohen, PhD
  • Phyllis Cole
  • Congregation Agudas Achim
  • Congregation Beth Am
  • Esther & Howard Feinberg
  • Zev Feinberg
  • David Fisher, M.D.
  • Karen & Jaime Furman
  • Meg & Tim Grossman
  • Sally & Mike Hardy
  • Raquel & Lenny Holzman
  • Dr. Rosalind Horowitz
  • Evette and Andy Kabbe
  • Ayelet & Joe Kboudi
  • Jewish Federation of San Antonio
    Community Crisis Campaign
  • Morris Miller
  • Harriet & David Pinansky
  • Bonnie Reed & Stu Schlossberg
  • Laura & Mike Richardson
  • Brenda Muravin Robbins & Dr. Bill Robbins

    In memory of Barney Muravin,
    on what would have been his
    104th birthday

  • Jenna & Gena Ross
  • Elke & Elias Safarti
  • Rivka Schechter
  • Stacey Kline Schwartz & Adam Schwartz

    In honor of Jared Diamond's continued recovery

  • Sisterhood of Congregation Agudas Achim
  • Dr. Jill Vexler

Together we can make a difference. Your contribution to the HFLA-SA COVID-19/Emergency Relief Fund means essential financial assistance will be available for members of our local Jewish community.

Please give generously today, and add your name to this list of caring people!

Please Donate Today


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HFLA-SA Events

Hebrew Free Loan Association of San Antonio was saddened to announce the cancellation of our annual HFLA-SA Community Picnic, scheduled for May 3, 2020.

The COVID-19 virus has altered the plans of virtually every industry, business and organization. While each of us was looking forward to sharing this family afternoon of FUNdraising and outreach, our obligation for the safety and well-being of all who would have participated will always be our top priority.

For those who have been financially affected by this pandemic, please look into the COVID-19/Emergency Loan Fund to help you and your family weather this storm.