Community Organizations to Hold Reinvestment Summit in Baltimore

Baltimore, MD – On Monday, September 28 the National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC) will host a statewide summit in Baltimore on community reinvestment and neighborhood revitalization in Maryland. The Maryland Reinvestment Summit will feature keynote addresses by U.S. Congressman Elijah Cummings and Benjamin Jealous, Partner at Kapor Capital.

The Summit will include seminars and workshops on economic revitalization, the Community Reinvestment Act, workforce development, violence prevention, investment in youth, health care access, financial opportunity for Maryland’s immigrant community, economic security for older adults, and affordable housing.

“NCRC and our members in Maryland and in the City of Baltimore are committed to combating the wave of disinvestment that is affecting the state’s low- and moderate-income communities,” said NCRC President and CEO John Taylor. “Without bank investment in housing and jobs, no community is able to prosper. The Maryland Reinvestment Summit will bring together community leaders and advocates to share knowledge and best practices, organize and develop strategies for strengthening neighborhoods and communities in order to create a healthy economy that benefits all Maryland residents.”

What: NCRC Maryland Reinvestment Summit

When: Monday, September 28, 2014, 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM EDT

Where: Baltimore Marriott Inner Harbor at Camden Yards, 110 South Eutaw Street, Baltimore, MD 21201

For more information, including workshop descriptions, please visit here.

The Summit is presented in partnership with Associated Black Charities, Baltimore Algebra Project, BNI, CASA, Citizens Planning and Housing Association, Inc., Community Development Network of Maryland, Democracy Collaborative, Equity Matters, Maryland Consumer Rights Coalition, and New Economy Maryland Fellows.

Please register at no cost here.

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About NCRC:

NCRC and its grassroots member organizations create opportunities for people to build wealth. We work with community leaders, policymakers and financial institutions to champion fairness in banking, housing and business development.

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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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