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katy crosby

Catherine “Katy” Crosby

Position: NCRC Chairperson

Chief of staff for the City of Toledo

She works with a team to oversee the city operations and advance Mayor Wade Kapszukiewicz’s policy agenda. Prior to this role, she served as the executive director of the city of Dayton Human Relations Council reporting directly to the mayor and city commission. Her experience includes civil rights enforcement in the areas of housing, employment, public accommodation and credit; capacity building for small businesses to include diversity and inclusion programs with a focus on compliance; community relations programs that focus on immigrant integration, reducing violence, and improving the relationship between the community and police. She is a native of Cleveland. She holds a BS in accounting from Wilberforce University and a MPA from Wright State University. Her daughter Eryn attends Alabama A&M, where she studies business administration with a minor in marketing.

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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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