Furloughed Workers Can Receive No Interest Loans

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The Hebrew Free Loan Society of Greater Philadelphia announced that local federal workers who are unpaid during the government shutdown may apply for no-interest, no-fee loans of up to $1,250.

Borrowers must earn no more than $50,000 in annual federal salary and live in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties in Pennsylvania or Burlington, Camden, Gloucester and Mercer counties in New Jersey. The program is non-sectarian; borrowers don’t need to be Jewish to qualify for a loan.

Loans will be available until the fund is depleted. Loans must be repaid in full 90 days after the borrower returns to work. Apply at hflphilly.org/ShutdownLoans.htm or call 267-225-7822.