NCRC to Hold Senior Services Fair in Washington, DC

Washington, DC — Tomorrow, in honor of Older Americans month, the National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC) will hold a senior services fair in Washington, DC. At this event, NCRC will provide information to older Americans about loan modifications, changes to modification programs, housing scams and fraud specifically targeting seniors. Attendees will also be provided with a benefits checkup.

“We need to ensure that older Americans are well informed about both the resources that are available to them and the scams that are out there,” said NCRC President and CEO John Taylor. “NCRC is dedicated to empowering older Americans and making sure they have the tools they need.”

NCRC is partnering with local and national groups for the event. Groups in attendance will include AARP, the National Council on Aging (NCOA), the Women’s Institute for a Secure Retirement (WISER), and the Grey Panthers.

The event will take place at the Shiloh Baptist Church at 1500 Ninth Street Northwest, Washington, DC on Friday, May 18th from 9:00am to 1:00pm. This event is open to press. For more information please contact Jesse Van Tol at 202-464-2709 or Eric Hersey at 202-524-4880.

NCRC administers National Neighbors Silver, a multi-year campaign to empower, organize and support economically vulnerable older adults, and the NCRC Housing Counseling Network, a HUD certified national housing counseling organization. The NCRC Housing Counseling Network can be reached at (800) 475-NCRC.

 

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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