NCRC Announces Third Round of National Neighbors Silver Grantees

Washington, DC – Today, the National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC) announced five new National Neighbors Silver (NNS) grantees. NNS is NCRC’s multi-year campaign to empower, organize and support economically vulnerable older adults.

“The financial challenges facing older adults continue to increase in number and severity,” said NCRC President and CEO John Taylor. “From the impact of the economic crisis, to the proliferation of scams targeting older adults, to dwindling retirement security, the financial perils for older adults are serious. NCRC is committed to community-based, innovative practices and solutions that will strengthen the economic security of low- and moderate-income older adults. Our National Neighbors Silver campaign works to bring the best ideas out there to fruition.”

“We are very excited to announce this third group of National Neighbors Silver grantees,” said Robert Zdenek, NCRC’s National Neighbors Silver Director. “These new National Neighbors Silver partners will be putting innovative approaches into practice to address the pressing economic security issues that older adults are facing.”

The newest NCRC National Neighbors Silver partners are:

Maryland Consumer Rights Coalition

Elder Law of Michigan

Catalyst Miami 

International Association of Jewish Vocational Services 

Korean Resource Center 

With the generous support of Atlantic Philanthropies, NCRC has now designated fifteen community-based organizations as National Neighbors Silver partners. The initiatives selected in this third round of funding focus on areas including age-friendly banking, workforce development issues for older adults, foreclosure prevention for older adults, financial literacy for older adults, aging in place, and innovations to address older adult economic insecurity.

From March 20-23, the National Community Reinvestment Coalition will hold its 2013 Annual Conference, “A Just Economy: Building Community Prosperity from the Ground Up.” The conference will include workshops that examine the unique challenges older Americans are facing. For more information, please visit:  www.ncrc.org/conference/

About the National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC): ?The National Community Reinvestment Coalition is an association of more than 600 community-based organizations that promote access to basic banking services, including credit and savings, to create and sustain affordable housing, job development, and vibrant communities for America’s working families.

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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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