Media Advisory: NCRC to Host 2016 Annual Conference March 16-19 in Washington, DC

Washington, DC – From March 16-19, the National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC) will hold its annual conference, “Creating a Just Economy,” bringing together hundreds of participants and community organizations from across the nation.

This year, the conference will feature keynote speakers Cornell William Brooks, President and CEO of the NAACP, Senator Jeff Merkley of Oregon, Dr. Julianne Malveaux, Economist, Author, and Commentator, Gustavo F. Velasquez, Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and Thomas J. Curry, Comptroller of the Currency.

The conference features a wide range of workshops on community organizing, policy advocacy, housing, access to capital and credit, workforce and community development, fair lending, and business development. Many of the nation’s top community advocates, policymakers, government officials, academics, experts on CRA, banking, fair housing, small business, and more are participating in the conference.

NCRC will also celebrate its 25th anniversary at its National Awards Dinner, held Thursday, March 17 at the International Trade Center in Washington, DC.

Click here for the full schedule, workshop descriptions, and speakers. More information is available at www.ncrc.org/conference/.

What: The 2016 NCRC Annual Conference, “Creating a Just Economy”

When: March 16-19, 2016

Where: Capital Hilton hotel, 1001 16th Street NW, Washington DC

NCRC 25th Anniversary National Awards Dinner: Ronald Reagan International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC

This event is open to press. For more information, please contact Eric Hersey at ehersey@ncrc.org or 202-524-4880, or Ryan Conley at rconley@ncrc.org or 202-524-4875.



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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