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Reporting on an Extraordinary Year

By staff
  | Jul 23, 2021

2020 annual report collage


During times of crisis, people respond in different ways: We see the worst of humanity and we see the very best. Last year, amid terrible losses and traumas, again and again Self-Help saw the best.”

   – Martin Eakes, CEO, and Lewis Myers, board chair, Center for Community Self-Help

In case you missed it, our annual report is out!

In 2020, we served more than 167,000 credit union members in 69 locations across seven states. Our top priority was the safety and well-being of our members and staff. While taking precautions against the pandemic, we made Payment Protection Program relief loans for small businesses and nonprofits that provide vital services in their communities. Working with partners, we also continued our day-to-day work of boosting homeownership, expanding access to capital, advocating for fair lending policies, and investing in communities that have been underserved in mainstream markets.

See the results here and highlights of perhaps the most extraordinary year in Self-Help’s 40-year history.

Pictured: Our 2020 COVID relief loans went to small businesses and nonprofits essential to their communities, like Bennett College (left above) and Appalachian Mountain Community Health Center (right above). We also prepared to expand services, as in the Crenshaw neighborhood of Los Angeles (center).

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