Magdalena Mysliwiec

Membership Engagement Specialist
mmysliwiec@ncrc.org 202.464.2712

Magdalena Mysliwiec is NCRC’s Membership Engagement Specialist, joining in 2020. Magdalena will grow NCRC’s membership program and support its members in expanding ways to meet member goals in the context of NCRC’s mission to create opportunities for people to build wealth.

Magdalena has her Master of City and Regional Planning from Rutgers University and has previously worked in the realms of creative placemaking and hazards mitigation/resilience. When not thinking about equitable and healthy community development, Magdalena enjoys sports, especially hockey and Ultimate Frisbee, and exploring new parts of DC.

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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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