What Is Credit Union House?
Credit Union House (CU House) is an elegant, federal-style townhome located on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. It is a symbol of the strength and permanence of the credit union movement on the national scene.
The concept of CU House took shape following a major legislative battle in 1998. State credit union leagues, the America Association of Credit Union Leagues (AACUL), and CUNA resolved to increase credit unions’ political involvement and advocacy efforts at the national level. Today, CU House provides both a physical presence that sends a message of permanency, as well as a “home away from home” for credit union advocates who come to DC to share their message.
By supporting CU House through annual contributions, you also support credit union advocacy efforts.
A Symbol of Involvement
The legislative environment today demands that credit unions remain vigilant and fully engaged in the democratic process. It is at Credit Union House that CUNA, league officials, and credit union representatives gather to plan meetings with lawmakers, construct legislative strategies, and share feedback from visits with key legislative contacts. It is here that visiting credit union members find everything needed to support the pursuit of vital legislative initiatives.
A Gracious Place to Entertain
The carefully planned style and design of Credit Union House provides a warm yet elegant setting for Capitol Hill events. Whether hosting a festive reception, dinner or breakfast either on an intimate or grand scale, Credit Union House delivers the best. Our facilities were built primarily for use by credit unions and credit union groups from across the country. But they are also used and enjoyed by everyone from U.S. Senators and Representatives to neighborhood associations and other civic groups. Credit Union House enjoys being an integral part of an important neighborhood.
Our gracious facility is attractively located on the green expanse of Stanton Park. Our Capitol View Room and Rooftop Terrace offer a stunning view which includes the United States Capitol, the Supreme Court and the Library of Congress. The CO-OP Conference Room, located in the adjacent Credit Union House Annex at 401 C Street, offers an equally elegant setting for your next event. The facility, as well as the accommodations within, make an impressive statement and have what you need to make your guests feel welcome and valued.
For more information on our event space, please view the Host An Event section of this site.
Technical and Staff Support
Whatever your agenda while in Washington, Credit Union House helps you get the job done. One of our most valuable assets is a top-notch professional staff able to help you with every detail of your event at the facility. In addition, our facilities provide the following for members and contributors: work space, phones, faxes, computer with high-speed Internet connection, audio and video conferencing equipment, projectors and screens in meeting rooms, CD/DVD players, microphones, podium, state flags, and more.
A Place for Education
Credit Union House serves as a central point for education seminars, timely distribution of briefing materials, and logistical coordination. It is the perfect place from which to educate credit union groups about up-to-the-minute information on current issues before Congress.
The credit union movement was built on cooperative efforts, so too was Credit Union House. A result of a major legislative battle in 1998 and a resolution to increase credit unions’ political involvement and advocacy efforts at the national level, the idea was born for a dedicated facility just blocks from the Capitol. CU House turned that dream into a beautiful brick-and-mortar reality.
The credit union movement supported the construction and development of this facility and continues to support its operations. The vitality of Credit Union House depends on that continued support.
Become a Contributor
The pivotal piece to keeping this vision alive is your support. Credit Union House needs your support and your involvement to continue its success. Learn how you can become a contributor of Credit Union House—and the services provided in return.
To make a contribution today, please download our contribution form (PDF) or click here to be directed to our online contribution option. If you wish to mail a share draft/ check/ money order donation, please make it payable to:
Credit Union House
403 C Street, NE
Washington, D.C. 20002