Richie Lynch

Senior Graphic Design/Publications Manager
rlynch@ncrc.org  202-464-2718

Richie Lynch serves as the Senior Graphic Designer/Publications Manager for NCRC. Prior to joining NCRC, Richie worked as the art director for VSA, the international organization on arts and disability. In this role, he had an opportunity to work on a wide range of projects and collaborate with partners such as the Smithsonian Institution, Volkswagen of America, The United Nations, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and MetLife. Richie graduated from the University of Maryland Baltimore County with a degree in Imaging and Digital Arts.

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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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