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Tracing the Legacy of Redlining: A New Method for Tracking the Origins of Housing Segregation
The Great Consolidation of Banks and Acceleration of Branch Closures Across America
NCRC 2020 Home Mortgage Report: Examining Shifts During COVID

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American Banker: Black entrepreneurs take aim at racial wealth gap by starting mortgage fintech
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The Washington Post: Why are my patients still isolating in their homes? Gun violence.
NPR: Why The Racial Wealth Gap Is So Hard To Close
Bloomberg: Racial Disparity Crisis

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NCRC Files Final Comment Letter On Proposed Overhaul Of Community Reinvestment Act Regulations
$24 Million Settlement Of Modern-Day Redlining Case In Philadelphia Shows Government Takes Lending Discrimination Seriously
NCRC Board Chair Katy Crosby To Testify On Capitol Hill
NCRC’s Field Empowerment Fund For Nonprofits And CDFIs Opens Final Round Of Grant Applications
Groups Urge Downgrade To CRA Rating For Utah-Based TAB Bank

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Denver7 360: Homelessness in Denver: An in-depth look into an ongoing crisis
BBC News: America’s race gap between black and white homeowners
Banking Dive: BMO, community groups square off at merger hearing
Shelterforce: Proposed CRA Rule Receives Mixed Reviews from Housers

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Redlining and Neighborhood Health

Before the pandemic devastated minority communities, banks and government officials starved them of capital.

Lower-income and minority neighborhoods that were intentionally cut off from lending and investment decades ago today suffer not only from reduced wealth and greater poverty, but from lower life expectancy and higher prevalence of chronic diseases that are risk factors for poor outcomes from COVID-19, a new study shows.

The new study, from the National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC) with researchers from the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee Joseph J. Zilber School of Public Health and the University of Richmond’s Digital Scholarship Lab, compared 1930’s maps of government-sanctioned lending discrimination zones with current census and public health data.

Table of Content

  • Executive Summary
  • Introduction
  • Redlining, the HOLC Maps and Segregation
  • Segregation, Public Health and COVID-19
  • Methods
  • Results
  • Discussion
  • Conclusion and Policy Recommendations
  • Citations
  • Appendix

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