Mortgage Loan Societies
Publication Date: May 1902
Author(s): Rabbi Leo Franklin
Series: Conference of Jewish Charities in the United States, 2
Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive
Keywords: Finance; Communal Organization; Poverty
Coverage: United States
The author describes the Detroit Jewish community's Chattel Mortgage Society and Municipal Pawnshop, a philanthropic business venture meant to offer those with some means but temporary need an alternative to exploitative business practices found in conventional pawnshops and loan providers.