Since 1980, Self-Help has provided $4.5 billion in financing to over 50,000 small businesses, nonprofits, and homebuyers. In many cases, our lending and advocacy efforts have benefited people and communities both in North Carolina and nationwide.
Self-Help operates from regional offices in Asheville, Charlotte, Durham, Fayetteville, Greensboro, Greenville, and Wilmington, as well as in Washington, D.C. and Oakland CA.
In 2002, Self-Help created the Center for Responsible Lending (CRL), a national nonprofit, nonpartisan research and policy affiliate. CRL is dedicated to protecting home ownership and family wealth by working to eliminate abusive financial practices.
With the addition of three full-service credit unions in eastern North Carolina, Self-Help Credit Union continues to grow the Self-Help mission of creating ownership and economic opportunity. The merged credit unions are Firestone Credit Union, Scotland Community Credit Union, and Cape Fear Credit Union. Together with Self-Help Credit Union, these three full service credit unions serve minorities, women, rural residents, and low-wealth families across eastern North Carolina. As local full-service financial institutions, these merged credit unions provide an array of consumer products and services not available through Self-Help's traditional branches. – less–ZoomInfo