General Aid

Our General Aid program offers loans of up to $5,000, repayable over 20 months starting the month after the loan is issued. These loans serve as a safety net for immigrants from the Former Soviet Union:

  • Who have no savings to cover unanticipated emergency expenses, such as medical or dental expenses
  • Who can cover their basic expenses but cannot afford “big ticket” necessities, such as a car to commute to work
  • Whose only other credit option is high-interest loans, such as credit cards

For more information about or to apply for this loan program, please contact HFLS at 212-687-0188 or