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Credit Report Basics (Explaining a Credit Report)

September 16, 2:00 pm EDT - 3:30 pm EDT

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When weighing financial options, consumers continue to struggle with understanding the complexity of a credit report.  Housing counselors become the reliable resource for individuals and families.  They help by assisting in obtaining, explaining, and designing a strategy to help consumers improve, establish, or re-establish credit.  This webinar will help practitioners understand a credit report as well as how to explain it to their clients.

You will learn:

  • How to read comprehend and explain the content of a credit report
  • How to address negative information in the credit report
  • How to design a sustainable strategy to improve, establish or re-establish a credit profile
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September 16
2:00 pm EDT - 3:30 pm EDT
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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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