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NCRC COO Jim Carr Speaks at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

In a recent speech at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, Jim Carr, NCRC’s Chief Operating Officer, offered some thoughts on the future of the housing market. Jim prefaced his housing policy recommendations with a discussion of the current foreclosure crisis that he argues will impact housing and community development for years to come–particularly as it relates to lower-income and minority families and commuities.
 
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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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