Jenn Jones

Chief of Membership & Policy
jjones@ncrc.org  202-383-7718

Jenn Jones joined NCRC in January 2017 as the Chief of Membership, Policy and Training with more than 20 years of marketing, policy and development experience.

Prior to joining NCRC, Jenn served in the Obama Administration as a senior policy advisor to HUD Secretary Julian Castro. Jenn was charged with leading HUD’s affirmatively-furthering fair housing, neighborhood and community revitalization, rental assistance transformation, criminal justice reform and socio-economic mobility priorities for Secretary Castro.

Prior to working for HUD, Jenn spent more than 12 years at several nonprofit organizations and consulting firms specializing in a range of social justice causes, including: LGBT equality, civil liberties, reproductive health and global human rights.

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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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