To learn about Self-Help’s SBA lending, our other small business loan programs, and our application process, please visit our Commercial & Small Business Loans page.

Is Self-Help an SBA lender? Yes. Self-Help is an approved SBA lender and we offer SBA 7(a) loans. For SBA 504 projects, Self-Help offers the senior loan, and works with the local 504 CDC that makes the SBA subordinated loan.

Is Self-Help a 504 CDC? No. Self-Help served as a North Carolina SBA 504 CDC from 1993 to 2022, providing approximately $440 million in financing to over 880 small businesses. In 2022, Self-Help made the decision to discontinue our North Carolina 504 CDC operations to focus on small business loan programs that we can offer in all Self-Help locations. If a 504 loan is the right solution for your business, Self-Help can help connect you with a local 504 CDC.

How do I locate a 504 CDC for my project? If you are already working with a lender on your project, they should be able to connect you with a local 504 CDC. You can also visit SBA's Get Local Assistance site and search under “Certified Development Company” to find a 504 CDC in your area.

What if I have questions about an existing SBA 504 loan that previously was serviced by Self-Help? You should contact your current SBA 504 loan servicer using the contact information provided to you by Self-Help. If you are not sure who your current SBA 504 loan servicer is, please feel free to reach out to us at SH504Servicing@Self-Help.org so we can connect you.


Self-Help SBA 504 Loans (1993-2022)

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