Marice Fernando

Membership Engagement Manager
mfernando@ncrc.org 202.464.2724

Marice joined NCRC in 2019 as the organization’s Membership Engagement Manager. She works to engage and grow NCRC’s membership by working across the organization to increase goal alignment, communications and training opportunities and overall support to members to facilitate their work in opening doors to economic opportunity for their communities. Prior to joining NCRC, Marice worked at Exponent Philanthropy and National Housing Conference. 

Marice is a graduate of Berry College and George Mason University. She is passionate about supporting the development of community-focused non-profits both locally and internationally. In her free time, Marice enjoys any food-related activity from watching cooking shows to trying new recipes at home or exploring the many unique restaurants the D.C. area has to offer. 

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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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