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Eight Mile Community Meeting

July 15, 6:00 pm EDT - 8:00 pm EDT

The National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC), South Alabama Center for Fair Housing (SACFH), and We Matter Eight Mile Community Association will be coming together on July 15, 2021, at 6 pm CT for a community meeting at Highpoint Baptist Church in Eight Mile, Alabama. NCRC’s Director of Fair Housing Tracy McCracken and Senior Program Manager Rose Ramirez will provide residents with updates and welcome questions on the ongoing matter against Spire and Sempra Energy that is currently at the Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD). Residents will hear from Carletta Davis, State Environmental Chair of the NAACP, on the next steps they can take to ensure that work is done to address this issue. This will also be a safe space for residents to share their current experiences as they continue to live in environmentally hazardous conditions.   For additional information, watch this Just Economy session: https://ncrc.org/environmental-justice-and-the-racial-divide-lack-of-oversight-of-toxic-sites-located-in-communities-of-color/  

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July 15
6:00 pm EDT - 8:00 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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