Los Alamos Daily Post: Spotlight On EB&T’s Uriah Cachora And Her Community Outreach Efforts

Los Alamos Daily Post, January 9, 2020: Spotlight on EB&T’s Uriah Cachora And Her Community Outreach Efforts

Uriah Cachora recently moved into a newly created position at Enterprise Bank and Trust. Her title is Assistant Vice President for Community Development and her mission is community outreach and education.

In the five years prior to working at the bank, Cachora was a loan officer for a Native Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) 501©3, located on the Ohkay Owingeh Reservation.

“In this role, I assisted families with financial education, one-on-one budgeting, and homebuyer education for the Section 184 program,” Cachora said. “During my time with the organization, I became certified with numerous other programs such as First Nations Oweesta Corporation’s Building Native Communities Curriculum and the Financial Empowerment for Youth and Young Adults Curriculum, USDA Rural Development 502 and 504 programs, National Community Reinvestment Coalition for Housing Counseling, and NeighborWorks America’s Housing Counseling and Foreclosure Prevention program.”

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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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