Kristina Musante

Director, NCRC Training Academy
kmusante@ncrc.org  202-524-4879

Kristina is the Director of the National Training Academy for NCRC. Born and raised in Central Florida, she has spent the last twenty years fighting for the human rights and civil rights of low-income individuals, foster children, prisoners, and the wrongfully convicted. Utilizing proven data-driven approaches, Kristina was instrumental in reforming Florida’s broken foster care system and Wyoming’s public health insurance programs. She was recognized by the US Department of Health Human Services and the Florida Governor for excellence and innovation in government for these projects. Prior to joining NCRC she worked as a campaign manager for the ACLU, as a funding and fair housing consultant for Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida, and as a consultant on the United for Care campaign.

Kristina earned a law degree from Florida A&M College of Law where she specialized in taxation and legislation, and earned a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Central Florida.




















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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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