Mortgage Loan Societies


Publication Date: May 1902

Publisher: C.J. Krehbiel & Co.; Jewish Communal Service Association of North America

Author(s): Rabbi Leo Franklin

Research Area: Banking and finance; Culture and religion

Keywords: Finance; Communal Organization; Poverty

Type: Report

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.