Cypriana Hicklen

Grant Accountant
chicklen@ncrc.org  202-534-4870

Cypriana Hicklen comes to NCRC with 17 years of nonprofit experience. Prior to NCRC, Cypriana worked at the Textile Museum for 17 years, where she served as Accounting Manager. Cypriana also brings with her 20 years of tax professional services experience. She is currently enrolled in University of Maryland Global Campus pursuing her bachelor’s degree in Accounting.

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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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