NCRC to hold Facebook Live discussion on new gentrification report

Gentrification and displacement of long-time residents is most intense in the nation’s biggest cities, and rare in most other places, according to a report released last week. Seven cities accounted for nearly half of the gentrification nationally: New York City, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, Baltimore, San Diego and Chicago.

Join us Wednesday, March 27, at 2:00 pm (EST) on Facebook for a live discussion on our new report, “Shifting neighborhoods: Gentrification and cultural displacement in American cities,” with report authors NCRC Director of Research Jason Richardson and NCRC Senior Research Analyst Dr. Bruce Mitchell.

The Q&A session will be facilitated by NCRC Chief of Equity and Inclusion Dedrick Asante-Muhammad and NCRC Civil Rights Investigator Rose Ramirez. For this special event, we invite you to submit a question to be considered for the live Q&A. Anyone can submit a question about the study. To have yours considered, please post on our Facebook Live page.  

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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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