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About Us

Self-Help's mission is to create and protect ownership and economic opportunity.

Founded in Durham in 1980, Self-Help is a nonprofit community development lender, real estate developer, and credit union that serves communities traditionally underserved by conventional markets. Through our lending, we have provided over $6.3 billion in financing to more than 81,000 families, small businesses and nonprofit organizations across the country. Our two credit unions, Self-Help Credit Union and Self-Help Federal Credit Union, together serve more than 90,000 credit union members through 35 branches in North Carolina, California and Chicago. Self-Help's research and policy arm, the Center for Responsible Lending, works to protect homeownership and family wealth by fighting predatory lending practices.

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Recent Media Releases

Generations Community Credit Union Merging with SHCU. Released April 8, 2014.

Kent Corner Groundbreaking Ceremony. Released December 20, 2013.

United Services Credit Union Merging with SHCU. Released October 1, 2013.

Reopening Celebration for Second Federal Credit Union. Released September 21, 2013.

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For media inquiries, contact David Beck at (919) 956-4495 or david.beck@self-help.org.

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