Self-Help is a Certified Development Company (CDC) licensed by the U.S. Small Business Administration to offer SBA 504 loans. The 504 loan program is a powerful financing tool for small businesses looking to finance owner-occupied real estate or durable machinery and equipment.
Self-Help is a leading national community development financial institution headquartered in Durham, NC. Since 1980, Self-Help has provided more than $9.3 billion in financing to over 175, 700 families, individuals and businesses. We help drive economic development and strengthen communities by providing responsible financial services, lending to individuals, small businesses and nonprofits, developing real estate, and promoting fair financial practices across the nation. Self-Help Credit Union serves more than 88, 000 members through 33 branches and offices in Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia, while our sister credit union, Self-Help Federal Credit Union, serves more than 78, 000 members through branches in California, Illinois, Wisconsin and Washington.