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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

Self-Help Ventures Fund Ramps Up Construction On 45-Acre Revolution Mill Site. Released July 14, 2015.

Self-Help Credit Union Announces Education Scholarships. Released April 14, 2015

Self-Help Completes Renaissance Shops Purchase from City of Greensboro. Released March 10, 2015.

Pepper Moon Catering Now Manager of Revolution Mill Events Center. Released January 21, 2015.

Media Packet for Durham Branch Ribbon-Cutting. Released December 4, 2014.

Self-Help Opens First Full-Service Credit Union Branch in Durham. Released December 1, 2014.

Self-Help Annual Meeting Set for Wednesday, November 12. Released October 30, 2014.

Butte FCU Members Approve Merger with SHFCU. Released October 1, 2014.

"Growing Henderson County Strong" Celebration 11 a.m. Tuesday Sept. 23! Released September 18, 2014.

Revolution Mill Redevelopment Plans Outlined. Released July 31, 2014.

NC Charter Schools Study: Focus on Quality and Diversity. Released July 1, 2014.

Craft3 and Self-Help Complete Trailblazing "On-Bill" Energy-Efficiency Loan Sale. Released June 18, 2014.

Carolina Mountains and United Services Unite Under Self-Help Credit Union Name. Released May 28, 2014.

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

Self-Help Hosting April 1 Meet and Greet for Minority Business Enterprises. Released March 26, 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.

SHCU's "Adopt a Backpack" Donates 1,424 School Supply Backpacks to NC Children. Released September 18, 2013.

Maureen Joy Charter School Ribbon Cutting in East Durham Sept. 4. Released August 28, 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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