Community Organizations to Hold Louisiana Reinvestment Summit in New Orleans

New Orleans, LA – On Wednesday, September 14 the National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC) will host a statewide summit in New Orleans on community reinvestment and neighborhood revitalization in Louisiana. The Louisiana Reinvestment Summit will feature keynote addresses by New Orleans Councilmember Jared C. Brossett and New Orleans Councilmember-at-Large Jason Rogers Williams.

The Summit will include workshops on community wealth building, environmental impacts on housing, healthy communities, overcoming barriers to banking services, capital and credit for minority businesses, foreclosure prevention, workforce development, the Community Reinvestment Act, and community development partnerships.

What: NCRC Louisiana Reinvestment Summit
When: Wednesday, September 14, 2016, 12:00 PM – 6:30 PM CDT
Where: Astor Crowne Plaza, 739 Canal Street at Bourbon, New Orleans, LA 70130

This event is open to the press.

For more information, please contact Ryan Conley at or 202-524-4875.

The Summit is presented in partnership with Foundation for Louisiana, Greater New Orleans Housing Alliance, HousingNOLA, LiftFund, Multicultural CDC, Neighborhood Development Foundation, Northwest Louisiana CDC, Puentes, and Urban League Women’s Business Center.


About NCRC
NCRC and its grassroots member organizations create opportunities for people to build wealth. We work with community leaders, policymakers and financial institutions to champion fairness in banking, housing and business development.

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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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