Policy and Advocacy: Take Action

One of NCRC’s most important missions is to give its members a strong presence before Congress. Through direct advocacy, testimony on Capitol Hill, and powerfully coordinated nationwide actions, our coalition works together to develop public policy solutions that promote community wealth-building.

Current NCRC Members Sign-On Requests
NCRC Community Reinvestment Act Projects & Stories

Defend the CPFB

Current NCRC Campaigns
Federal Budget Campaign

Resources
2017 Policy Agenda 

2017 NCRC Policy Agenda Individual Fact Sheets 

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

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

Complete the form to download the full report: