Practitioners Leveraging Assets for Community Enhancement

Previously a separate organization,
PLACE became an affinity group within NCRC in 2019.

PLACE is a network of housing and community development practitioners who build, preserve, and maintain adequate and affordable housing and promote community development for low and moderate income families across the country.

Its members are the expert end-users of federal, state and private housing and community development funding, leveraging various sources of capital to build and strengthen America’s communities.

NCRC has a team of regional organizers to help PLACE members get to know more about NCRC and the many ways you can engage with us. If you have other questions about PLACE activities within NCRC, contact: Jenn Jones, Chief of Membership and Policy: jjones@ncrc.org (202) 383-7718


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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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