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Building Alabama Reinvestment (BAR) Conference 2022

May 12, 11:00 am EDT - 6:00 pm EDT

Join NCRC’s Senior Advisor Josh Silver as he gives the keynote speech at the Building Alabama Reinvestment (BAR) Conference. The BAR Conference’s mission is to create an atmosphere where community leaders and bankers can unite to discuss important issues and develop strategies to improve underserved communities, as well as serve low to moderate-income families.

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Josh Silver is a Senior Advisor at NCRC and has more than 25 years of experience in the housing and community development field. He produces white papers on the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) and fair lending policy and issues. He also serves as an expert and provides advice and resources internally and externally on affordable housing and community reinvestment.

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May 12
11:00 am EDT - 6:00 pm EDT
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UAB Hilton Birmingham
808 20th St South
Birmingham, AL 35205 United States
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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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