The Self-Help Credit Union (SHCU)
is a federally insured, state-chartered credit union
headquartered in Durham, North Carolina. SHCU operates out of eleven offices throughout North
Carolina, including three full-service credit union branches, as well as locations in Washington,
D.C. and Oakland, California. SHCU uses interest-bearing deposits (such as CDs and IRAs) to fund
home and commercial loans to underserved populations. Together with Self-Help Ventures Fund, the
Credit Union's programs have assisted people of color, women, rural residents, and low-wealth
families to buy homes, to build businesses, and to strengthen communities.