National Neighbors Silver Partners

NCRC is proud to support ten of its member organizations in the creation of grassroots organizing movements to build economic security and preserve wealth for vulnerable older adults. Our National Neighbors Silver partners are empowering and supporting older leaders in their communities and participating in advocacy at federal, state and local levels.


National Neighbors Silver partners are engaging seniors in direct action to improve their financial circumstances and enhance their communities. Examples of direct action include door-to-door outreach with isolated older adults, financial literacy trainings at senior centers, town hall meetings designed to demand accountability from local slumlords, participation in bank “occupy” events, and more.

To join an effort in your community contact Karen Kali, NNS Trainer at kkali@ncrc.org

To subscribe to the National Neighbors Silver monthly e-newsletter, please email us at nationalneighborssilver@ncrc.org.

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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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