who we are
HFLA is a non-profit organization that seeks to foster economic stability and opportunity amongst members of the Jewish community in British Columbia.
what we do
We provide access to affordable credit in the form of a 0% interest loan so that our borrowers can overcome financial challenges and build better lives.
how we do it
We use money donated by caring members of our community and lend it out to borrowers in need. We charge absolutely no interest or fees on these loans; borrowers are only required to pay back the amount borrowed and not a single dollar more.
how we can helP
We offer programs that cover a variety of needs. If you are facing a financial challenge or need a helping hand to access a service or opportunity, please reach out to us today.
The Hebrew Free Loan Association of Vancouver is informed and guided by the following values:
Inspired by the value of Gemilut Chasadim (deeds of loving-kindness), we are dedicated to treating our applicants with respect, compassion and care.
We build and maintain the trust of our applicants by prioritizing their dignity and maintaining their confidentiality.
We honour our supporters through strong financial management and sound decision making.
Born in Russia, Sam moved first to Israel and then eventually settled in Canada. He currently lives with his daughter, son-in-law and grandchildren who help care for him.
Sam applied to HFLA for a loan to cover the cost of emergency dental work. He was referred to us by our partners at JFS and was able to get his loan approved quickly so that the dental work could be begin without delay.
Carly is a very bright young woman with a wonderful future ahead of her. HFLA provided a student loan to Carly to help her cover the costs of her Masters Degree Program tuition.
Carly is currently studying hard and is on the path to what will surely be an impressive and distinguished career. This would not have been possible without the help of an HFLA loan.
*Name & images have been changed to protect our borrower's privacy.