Center for Straight Answers

Here are all the straight answers regarding us and our work.  If you can't find what you are looking for, please feel free to use the search box to find the right answer.  Do not forget to help us stay one step ahead of predatory lenders and their lobbyists by using the tip-line to alert us to their new attacks and schemes.


  • Doing What We Preach Everyday
    January 6, 2009
    As a community development lender, Self-Help offers responsible loan products at fair rates. It seeks to live up to the standards pushed for in its advocacy work.

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  • Forbes' Probe Gets It Wrong
    March 12, 2008
    The Columbia Journalism Review finds that a Forbes “probe” of CRL’s CEO Martin Eakes “can’t find any facts—not even one—that even remotely qualify as mud."

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