Public Source, April 18, 2022, Pittsburgh’s racial homeownership gap grows. What can be done to fix it?
The National Community Reinvestment Coalition [NCRC] has published several reports highlighting the long-lasting impacts of redlining and housing discriminatory practices, including how the COVID-19 pandemic has worsened racial disparities in homeownership.
“There are statistically significant associations between greater redlining and pre-existing conditions for heightened risk of morbidity in COVID-19 patients like asthma, COPD, diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol, kidney disease, obesity and stroke,” according to the NCRC report.
In early March, NCRC published an article on CRA reforms, stressing the importance of using more robust data to rate equity efforts by banks and to identify community needs.