Jad Edlebi

GIS Data Engineer, Research
jedlebi@ncrc.org 202-393-8305

Jad serves as GIS Data Engineer in NCRC’s Research team. He is originally from New York City. Prior to joining NCRC, he worked as a Mapping Technician to Cruise Automation in San Francisco, digitizing interactive environments for autonomous vehicles. He has also held various GIS-focused internships within New York State’s Office of the Attorney General, Department of Environmental Conservation and Office of Mental Health. He received his master’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning and a supplemental graduate certificate in Geographic Information Systems & Spatial Analysis from the University at Albany. Prior to that, he had earned a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science with a concentration of Economics & Atmospheric Science from the same institution.

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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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