Redlining, restitution and redefining the narrative

A recap of our #ReinvestPHILLY Summit 

The #ReinvestPHILLY summit took place October 9, 2018, in downtown Philadelphia.

More than 300 local leaders joined Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro, State Senator Vincent Hughes, and members of the Philadelphia City Council to discuss political action to combat modern-day redlining, evictions and other forms of racial discrimination.

Here are just a few of the moments from #ReinvestPHILLY we won’t forget.

Redlining, restitution, and redefining the narrative.

Check out the #ReinvestPHILLY photo album for more.  

If you would like to join conversations like these, then register now to attend the Just Economy Conference March 11-13, 2019, in Washington, DC. It’s the national event for community, policy, government and business leaders who work for fairness in banking, housing and business.

Don’t forget to submit a comment to the Trump administration about the Community Reinvestment Act. It takes five minutes using the instructions on our #TreasureCRA website. We have a month left to make our voices heard.

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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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