Washington, DC — On March 20-23, the National Community Reinvestment Coalition will hold its annual conference, and bring together hundreds of community organizations from across the nation. This year’s conference theme is “A Just Economy: Building Community Prosperity from the Ground Up.”

“At the 2013 NCRC annual conference, community organizations from across the nation will come together to advance a blueprint for community prosperity,” said NCRC President and CEO John Taylor.

“The housing crisis and the Great Recession have caused devastating financial damage across the country – and low- and moderate-income communities and communities of color bore the brunt of it. At our conference we come together with the goal of promoting a more just economy with fair and equal opportunity for all. We know that innovation and constructive, equitable solutions to the challenges we face must come from the concerted efforts and coordination of grassroots community members. Together, we will call upon Congress to put community interests first.”

Featured speakers at this year’s conference include: Richard Cordray, Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Shaun Donovan, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Sarah Bloom Raskin, Federal Reserve Board Governor, Thomas Curry, Comptroller of the Currency, Martin Gruenberg, FDIC Chairman, Dr. Julianne Malveaux, and more.

The conference also features workshops and state-of-the-art training to give NCRC’s members and conference participants the tools to implement change in their communities. For more information visit here.

About the National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC): The National Community Reinvestment Coalition is an association of more than 600 community-based organizations that promote access to basic banking services, including credit and savings, to create and sustain affordable housing, job development, and vibrant communities for America’s working families. 

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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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