Caitlin Rountree

Director of Membership and Events
crountree@ncrc.org  202-464-2727

Caitie Rountree is NCRC’s Director of Membership and Events. She joined NCRC in 2011 after doing faith-based community organizing in Toledo, Ohio, with the DART Center. Caitie is responsible for growing NCRC’s membership and ensuring that NCRC members are equipped in their efforts to build wealth in their communities. She also oversees NCRC’s Just Economy Conference and statewide summits. Caitie lives in Richmond, Virginia, where she chairs the board of Urban Hope, an affordable housing organization serving the rapidly-gentrifying East End of Richmond. She is a graduate of the College of William and Mary.
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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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