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Advocacy Week Prep Meeting

May 31 , 1:30 pm EST 2:30 pm EST

Join NCRC’s policy team to prepare for the 2022 Advocacy Week. They will share best practices and tips to navigate your upcoming meetings with your representatives and/or senators. This session will help strengthen your advocacy skills to fight for a #JustEconomy.

Megan Haberle, Senior Director of Policy, NCRC
Joseph Reed, Senior Policy Advocate, NCRC
Josh Silver, Senior Advisor, NCRC
Adam Rust, Senior Advisor, NCRC

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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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