NCRC to Host Ohio Reinvestment Summit on September 8 in Cleveland

Washington, DC – On Monday, September 8 the National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC) will host a statewide summit in Cleveland on community reinvestment and neighborhood revitalization in Ohio. The Ohio Reinvestment Summit will feature a keynote address by U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown and include seminars and workshops on community reinvestment, foreclosure prevention, economic revitalization, community development, small business lending, affordable housing, economic security for older adults, and housing and job strategies for low-income neighborhoods.

“NCRC has heard from many of our members across Ohio about the wave of disinvestment that is affecting the state’s communities,” said NCRC President and CEO John Taylor. “The Ohio Reinvestment Summit is a chance for advocates to meet, share knowledge and best practices, organize and develop strategies for strengthening neighborhoods and communities in order to create a healthy economy that benefits all Ohioans. We’re pleased to have this opportunity to work with our Ohio members to come up with ways to build community reinvestment across the state.”

What: NCRC Ohio Reinvestment Summit

When: Monday, September 8, 2014, 7:30 AM – 7:00 PM EDT

Where: Cleveland State University Student Center, 2121 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44115

For more information, including workshop descriptions, please visit here.

The Summit is co-convened with Organize! Ohio, Neighborhood Housing Services of Greater Cleveland, Empowering and Strengthening Ohio’s People (ESOP), and the Ohio CDC Association.

This event is open to press.

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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