Race Wealth Community

RACE · WEALTH · COMMUNITY

ADVANCING INCLUSIVE ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT

NCRC’s Race, Wealth & Community division seeks to grow and transform wealth building opportunities to end historical economic inequality.

We’re aiming for a society where wealth and its growth advance the nation as a whole, including historically disenfranchised racial and ethnic groups.

We investigate fair housing and fair lending practices, provide education, training, counseling and coaching to entrepreneurs, legal and community advocacy and direct services to promote economic security and a more holistic understanding of wealth creation focused on the public good.

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Our team

Dedrick

Dedrick Asante-Muhammad

Chief of Race, Wealth and Community

Heidi

Heidi Sheppard

Project Director, DC Women’s Business Center

202.524.4874
hsheppard@dcwbc.org

Ibijoke Akinbowale

Director, Housing Counseling Network

202.383.7702
iakinbowale@ncrc.org

Jamie Buell

Jamie Buell​

Racial Economic Equality Coordinator

202.792.1281
jbuell@ncrc.org

Joshua Biehler roc

Joshua Biehler

Training Coordinator

202.524.4884
jbiehler@ncrc.org

Joshua_Devine

Joshua Devine

Director of Racial Economic Equity

202.792.1284
jdevine@ncrc.org

Luis Ortiz

Regional Coordinator, Housing Counseling Network

202.524.4882
lortiz@ncrc.org

Monica Grover

Special Assistant to the Chief of Race, Wealth and Community

202.464.2711
mgrover@ncrc.org

Monti Taylor

Monti Taylor

Resource Coordinator, DCWBC

202.464.2304
mtaylor@dcwbc.org

Nsonye

Nsonye Anarado

Training Manager, National Training Academy

202.524.4833
nanarado@ncrc.org

Sade McKoy

Sade McKoy

Communication Specialist, Women’s Business Center

202.393.8307
smckoy@dcwbc.org 

Latest

immigration feature

Racial Wealth Snapshot: Immigration and the Racial Wealth Divide

Download Infographic Introduction  The United States has more immigrants than any country in the world. In 2018, approximately 44.7 million immigrants lived in the United States, accounting for 13.7% of the country’s population. Although immigration has always played a key role in the history and the making of the United States, from the colonial era

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Advancing Corporate Commitment to Racial Economic Justice

Corporations across the country are pledging action and millions of dollars of investment into “racial justice” causes, yet there has been very little movement in one of the easiest areas to make advancement: racial and ethnic representation and procurement by corporations.

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Has COVID-19 Resulted in Less Racism in Housing Sales?

As real estate agents scramble for new business, compliance with civil rights laws may not be the first thing on their minds. Yet evidence suggests that as housing sales plummeted in April, the amount of racial discrimination in the housing sales market plummeted alongside it. 

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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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