ABC 7News: Scammers are targeting veterans & their family. Here’s what you need to know

ABC 7News, May 26, 2022, Scammers are targeting veterans & their family. Here’s what you need to know

The U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau reported that scammers will call or use mailers. Some claim to be with the Department of Veterans Affairs and will even spoof the phone numbers to make their calls look legitimate.

Others will pretend to be a home loan service in order to divert funds. Some veterans are told their homes face foreclosure and must act to keep their property.

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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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