The credit union movement was built on cooperative efforts, and so too was Credit Union House. In 1998, following a major legislative victory—the passage of the Credit Union Membership Access Act—the CUNA-League system resolved to increase credit unions’ involvement and advocacy efforts at the national level. Part of that resolution resulted in the construction of Credit Union House, which opened in 2001. Today, Credit Union House serves as both an advocacy tool and a “home away from home” for credit union advocates who come to Washington, DC, to share their message with lawmakers.
Envisioned as a meeting and gathering place, Credit Union House has become a permanent credit union presence in the heart of the nation’s capital. Each year, Credit Union House hosts thousands of visitors from across the country and around the world. It is a true testament to the cooperative spirit of the credit union movement and the power of advocacy. .
Credit Union House exists to meet the needs of the members of the credit union community while they are in Washington, DC. It is a world class, fully-equipped events facility where the credit union community can host Members of Congress as well as various other leaders and groups.
Ongoing operations at Credit Union House are funded by sustained annual giving by credit unions, leagues, CUNA and other system groups.
Credit Union House is owned by every statewide credit union trade association as well as AACUL.
Hall of Leaders
The Credit Union House Hall of Leaders recognizes credit union leaders who have made a significant impact on the credit union movement
In 2003, Margaret Huddy, an award-winning watercolor painter, was commissioned to paint a collection of state flowers to be hung in the front stairwell at Credit Union House.
This one-of-a-kind State Flower Collection underscores Credit Union House’s connection to its owners: the credit union trade associations from each state. It is a source of pride for credit unions and for Credit Union House.
Signed and numbered limited edition prints from this collection are available for purchase. Only 100 numbered prints of each state flower painting will be produced. Order one now for your credit union, as a gift for a retiring board member or volunteer, or for your own home.
Cost per print: $195 plus shipping and handling