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UNC Greensboro’s Racial Equity in Homeownership Symposium

June 3, 12:00 pm EDT - 2:00 pm EDT

The Center for Housing and Community Studies at UNC Greensboro convenes a monthly virtual mini-symposium called “Housing Hangouts.” Each first Friday they survey a topic of interest to the local community of housing and community development stakeholders and interested members of the public.

Join NCRC’s Senior Research Analyst, Bruce Mitchell PhD, for Part I of a two-part series on home ownership – “Racial Equity in Home Ownership. ” They’ll be talking about disparate rates of home ownership, the income gap between Black and white families, historical disinvestment in Black communities, access to credit, and the burden of student loan debt, and will consider policy solutions and best practices.

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June 3
12:00 pm EDT - 2:00 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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