Salud America: Redlining is illegal, but it’s still hurting Latino families

Salud America, May 31, 2019: Redlining is illegal, but it’s still hurting Latino families Historically, white people easily got mortgages to live in America’s nicest areas, while aspiring racial/ethnic home buyers from the inner-city were refused loans from banks and federal programs. That is what is called “redlining.” Even today, three of four neighborhoods “redlined” […]

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Crain’s Cleveland Business: KeyBank raises the bar for community investment

Crain’s Cleveland Business, June 2, 2019: KeyBank raises the bar for community investment Cleveland’s largest hometown bank may be setting the new standard for community investments among the country’s large financial institutions. Key’s plan called for $16.5 billion of investments to be made over five years in low- or moderate-income (LMI) neighborhoods in its footprint — […]

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Nonprofit Quarterly: What might reparations look like? Nonprofit activists outline one path

Nonprofit Quarterly, May 28, 2019: What might reparations look like? Nonprofit activists outline one path As NPQ’s Cyndi Suarez wrote last month, reparations is now on the agenda of the Democratic Party presidential primary. Writing in Truthout, Dedrick Asante-Muhammad and Chuck Collins offer their strategy. Asante-Muhammad is Chief of Equity and Inclusion at the National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC). Collins […]

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How gentrification brings over-policing for D.C.’s black residents

Daily Beast, May 28, 2019: How gentrification brings over-policing for D.C.’s black residents Across the District of Columbia, black natives complain that with each new resident comes increased targeting by law enforcement tasked with keeping their communities safe. “Gentrification and police work can feel like they have the same goal,” says Paul Butler, a Georgetown University […]

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Rehabbing of homes on crucial downtown corridor under way

Delaware Business Times, May 24, 2019: Rehabbing of homes on crucial downtown corridor under way The Wilmington Neighborhood Conservancy Land Bank (Land Bank) has assembled nine properties in the 800 block of W. Ninth St., and is working with the National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC) and JP Morgan Chase on the project. Property stabilization, roof repairs and interior […]

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Eyes wide open: Jane Elliott to speak about gentrification at D.C. elementary school

Northern Virginia, May 24, 2019: Eyes wide open: Jane Elliott to speak about gentrification at D.C. elementary school On June 4, Anne Beers Elementary is set to host the 85-year-old former public school teacher and current diversity educator for an experimental masterclass with students, parents, educators and the community. The event’s inspiration originated with parents […]

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Discriminatory housing practices linked to higher pollution and asthma rates, new report finds

Think Progress, May 22, 2019: Discriminatory housing practices linked to higher pollution and asthma rates, new report finds Communities subjected to discriminatory lending and mortgage practices decades ago now have higher rates of asthma, according to new research out Wednesday. These predominately low-income communities and communities of color also suffer from increased exposure to pollutants. […]

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A black neighborhood’s complicated relationship with the home of the Preakness

The Undefeated, May 16, 2019: A black neighborhood’s complicated relationship with the home of the Preakness Park Heights is one of several Baltimore neighborhoods where gun violence is endemic. But residents here also have concerns about whether the city will continue with its revitalization plan demolishing unsightly and deteriorating buildings – or even the racetrack. […]

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