Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler and regional housing, banking and community leaders to address Oregon’s affordable housing crisis at #ReinvestOregon Summit

The Oregon Reinvestment Summit, taking place October 2, 2017 in Portland, Oregon, will bring together rural and urban community-based organizations to address Oregon’s affordable housing crisis. The summit will include representatives from fair housing organizations, community development corporations, and policy organizations to explore how to best expand economic opportunities for all Oregonians.

Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler will be a keynote speaker.

In Portland and throughout Oregon, the cost of housing has increased faster than personal income. This places affordable housing out of reach for increasing numbers of families in both urban and rural communities.

The summit is organized by the National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC) with local cosponsors; Casa of Oregon, PCRI, Housing Oregon, Housing Land Advocates, and Fair Housing Council of Oregon.


To read more about the Oregon Reinvestment Summit: http://ncrc.adobeconnect.com/program/
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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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