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 We believe in Economic Justice, Equality and Unity for ALL


 For 23 years, Olive Hill CEDC, Inc. has aggressively worked to offer individuals and families essential support in the form of homeownership education, financial literacy classes, counseling, assistance with workforce certifications and the development of essential soft skills to meet their needs of self-sufficiency. Other services include enhancing technological skill through guided computer classes and business development classes, all centered around in building confidence and independence. We believe that Economic Justice, Economic Equality and Unity for ALL accomplished in our lifetime empowers people to produce a thriving, harmonious community.

Olive Hill CEDC provides new and expanded services for residents of Burke, Caldwell, Catawba and McDowell counties, offering the right tools and resources unlocking wealth-building opportunities.
unforeseen circumstances continue to arise like a global pandemic, the number of people we help arise too. OHCEDC remains a vital part of the community to serve those in need. Anyone at anytime can fall on economic hardship and lose whatever stability that was once in place. That's why we understand the benefits of a connected community. It's a community that feels supported.

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Our goal is to empower individuals within the unifour area (Burke, McDowell, Caldwell and Catawba Counties) and drive change. It's also our goal is to provide communities  with the skills and knowledge that will afford them the opportunity for a meaningful and rewarding life, by removing barriers to economic progress.

Please click on the link to register for the free Business Plan Academy.

Hurry, seats are limited!

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Home School


Buying a home is the biggest financial decision many people will make.

Understand the benefits and limitations of owning a home.

Leasing a Home


For some, renting is a better option. Do you know the pros  and cons when it comes to your money and rent?



We are a counseling agency that offers guidance on homebuying, renting, and default and foreclosure prevention.

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Click "Covid 19" for the latest news and updates concerning the Coronavirus and our community efforts in preventing the spread.

Olive Hill CEDC is the local approved HUD Housing Counseling Agency serving
Burke, Caldwell, Catawba and McDowell counties in North Carolina.

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OHCEDC is a 23 year old private non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation founded to provide solutions to financially distressed residents located in Burke, Caldwell, Catawba &  McDowell Counties.