Borrower FAQs

How do I pay back my loan?

Repayment begins within 3 months after disbursement of the loan proceeds. All of the specific details about your repayment will be outlined to you when your loan is approved.

What happens if a Borrower can’t make their loan repayments?

If a Borrower is unable to repay their loan in a given month, the Borrowers can discuss the situation with HFLNJ. It may be possible to reduce or suspend loan payments for a period of time. If the Borrower cannot make any loan payments, the Guarantors will be responsible to repay the loan.

How long does it take until the loan is approved?

HFLNJ aims to review loan applications as quickly as possible to address current need. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Generally, Borrowers will be contacted within a few days of submitting an application if additional information is required and the loan will be approved or denied within two weeks.

Does HFLNJ pull credit reports?

HFLNJ pulls credit reports for both Borrowers and Endorsers to see a pattern of responsibility in paying obligations.

Who can be an Endorser?

Any resident of New Jersey.

What are the fees for a loan?

HFLNJ does not charge any fees in originating the loan and all loans are interest-free.

Who can be a Borrower?

Any resident of Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Middlesex, Monmouth, Morris, Passaic, Sussex, and Union counties who is Jewish or affiliated with a Jewish organization.

How much can I borrow?

The loan amount depends on the type of loan you apply for and the purpose of the loan. General needs loans range from $1,000 to $7,500. Other loan programs may be higher. Please click here for more information about our loan programs.

How do I apply?

Each loan program has its own application form. You can navigate to the relevant application form for each loan program here. You will then be contacted by HFLNJ to discuss any questions related to your application and any additional information required.