Eligibility


Eligibility—Easy Ways to Join Us

There are a few ways to become a member of Self-Help Credit Union:

  1. Join if you live, work, worship or attend school in any of the eligible North Carolina counties listed below and open an account with a minimum $5 balance.
  2. Join if you live, work, worship or attend school at the eligible Jacksonville, Florida areas or entities listed below and open an account with a minimum $5 balance.
  3. Join our nonprofit, the Center for Community Self-Help, for a one-time $5 fee.

You are also eligible for Self-Help Credit Union membership (1) if you are an immediate family member of an existing member, or (2) through a qualifying workplace affiliation.

We also have a federally chartered sister credit union, Self-Help Federal Credit Union, serving California, Greater Chicago and Florida (Apopka and Pierson).

Eligible North Carolina Counties

 

Map of NC counties eligible for membership to join Self-Help Credit Union, as of March 2018


  • Beaufort
  • Bertie
  • Brunswick
  • Buncombe
  • Burke
  • Camden
  • Caswell
  • Catawba
  • Chowan
  • Columbus
  • Durham
  • Edgecombe
  • Forsyth
  • Franklin
  • Gates
  • Granville
  • Greene
  • Guilford
  • Halifax
  • Haywood
  • Henderson
  • Hertford
  • Hyde
  • Jackson
  • Lenoir
  • Lincoln
  • Madison
  • Martin
  • McDowell
  • Mecklenburg
  • Mitchell
  • New Hanover
  • Northampton
  • Orange
  • Pasquotank
  • Pender
  • Perquimans
  • Person
  • Pitt
  • Polk
  • Scotland
  • Transylvania
  • Vance
  • Wake
  • Warren
  • Washington
  • Wilson



Eligible Jacksonville, Florida areas/entities

Employees of the following Jacksonville, Florida entities are eligible to join Self-Help Credit Union with a minimum $5 balance:

  • City of Jacksonville
  • Jacksonville Electric Authority
  • Jacksonville Port Authority
  • Jacksonville Housing Authority
  • Jacksonville Transportation Authority
  • Duval County School Board

 

You are eligible if you live or work in the geographic zip codes listed below (with a minimum $5 balance):

  • 32202
  • 32205
  • 32206
  • 32208
  • 32211
  • 32218
  • 32220
  • 32225
  • 32226
  • 32254

 

You may also be eligible if you live or work within the Jacksonville Electric Authority (JEA) service area with a minimum $5 balance.

Check to see if you are in the JEA service area using the service map on their website.