Bankers Online: New members of Housing Counseling Federal Advisory Committee

Bankers Online, September 27, 2021, New Members of Housing Counseling Federal Advisory Committee

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has appointed six new members to its Housing Counseling Federal Advisory Committee. Among the new appointees is our very own Ibijoke Akinbowale, Director of the Housing Counseling Network at the National Community Reinvestment Coalition, who will serve a three-year term in the committee.

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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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