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Dallas Hebrew Free Loan Association

About DHFLA

A Hand-up Not A Handout
In 1935, a group of prominent Jewish businessmen met in the back of a humble grocery store in South Dallas to assess the financial needs of the local Jewish community. As a result of that meeting, the Dallas Hebrew Free Loan Association was born. Since its beginning, DHFLA has continuously provided interest free loans to Dallas area Jewish people in financial need.

DHFLA understands that all Jews are not well-off, well-paid, and well placed.  We understand that the need for financial assistance continues today to pay for life’s basics: food, housing, medicine, transportation.

Over the years, DHFLA has loaned over $2,000,000 through six different programs:  General Assistance, Student, Home Health Care, Emergency, Jewish Youth Experience, and Adoption Loans.  All of our loans are handled with complete anonymity and respect.

DHFLA is part of the International Jewish Free Loan Movement.  In addition to organizations in major cities across the United States, Hebrew Free Loans are also found in Israel, Argentina, Australia, and Canada.