BREAKING THE BANK: THE HIGH COST OF LOW-INCOME LIVING
On December 6, 2017, the Hebrew Free Loan Society, The Jewish Theological Seminary, the Interfaith Center of New York, and the JCC Harlem hosted a panel discussion about how low-income New Yorkers manage their financial lives and the challenges they face. The panelists explored how diverse resources, from loan funds to check cashers to fintech startups, are responding to the financial needs of struggling New Yorkers.
Please click on the video above to view a recording of the event.
ABOUT THE PANELISTS
Moderator: Ron Lieber
New York Times Financial Columnist & Author
Rabbi David Rosenn
Executive Director of the Hebrew Free Loan Society
Professor Lisa Servon
University of Pennsylvania Professor and Department Chair, City and Regional Planning
Hon. Carmen de la Rosa
New York State Assemblywoman
On December 6, HFLS also participated in a panel discussion at the Interfaith Center of New York’s annual Rabbi Marshall Meyer Retreat on Faith-Based Lending and Economic Empowerment: Helping Diverse New Yorkers Build American Dreams.
Please see below for photos from both events.
2017 ANNUAL BENEFIT – HFLS 125th ANNIVERSARY
Thank you to the many guests who joined us on May 18, 2017 to celebrate the Hebrew Free Loan Society’s 125th Anniversary!
2016 ANNUAL BENEFIT
On June 7, 2016, HFLS hosted our 2016 Annual Benefit, “The Stories Behind the Loans.” We welcomed borrowers, community partners, and friends of HFLS, who shared their stories and personal experiences of the impact of HFLS interest-free loans.