NCRC Testifies and Makes Recommendations on Fair Housing

NCRC Chief Operating Officer James Carr gave testimony today before the US House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, calling for the establishment of a new cabinet level agency focused on civil rights enforcement, the creation of an interagency National Fair Housing Plan and an expansion of the federally designated “protected classes.”  
pdf NCRC Fair Housing Testimony June 12, 2008.

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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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