Daria Brunet

Director of Operations, GROWTH


Daria Brunet is Special Assistant to the Chief Community Development Officer. Daria comes to NCRC with direct service experience as a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker. She most recently worked as a Licensed Clinical Consultant for the U.S. Marine Corps in their Wounded Warrior Regiment located in Quantico, Virginia. Previously, she spent three years working in the field of community mental health at Community Connections, Inc. – the largest non-profit provider of community mental health services in the District of Columbia. There, she gained experience working directly with the District’s homeless population and collaborated with many of the area’s homeless shelters and housing agencies. Daria earned her Master’s Degree in Social Service Administration from the University of Chicago and her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Georgetown University.

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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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