Sabrina Terry

Chief, Programs and Strategic Development
sterry@ncrc.org 202-464-2717

Sabrina Terry is NCRC’s Chief of Programs and Strategic Development. She will be leading strategy and resource development for special initiatives, supporting the executive team form and manage industry councils and will take over leading the Race, Wealth and Community team.

Prior to NCRC, Sabrina was the senior program manager of Economic Initiatives within the UnidosUS’ Policy and Advocacy Department. Sabrina implemented UnidosUS nationwide pilots that integrate technology and financial products into direct services targeting low-income Latinos and immigrants. She also advocated for a more inclusive financial system for Latinos, including research and data analysis on the intersections of immigration policies, financial services and wealth.

Sabrina also served as the manager of Community and Economic Development for the NAACP National Economic Department. She provided technical assistance to NAACP state and local branches to engage in economic justice policy campaigns and programs. Sabrina has also worked as an Urban Planner at the United Organization for Puerto Ricans (UPROSE) in Brooklyn, New York, where she managed area-wide studies assessing transportation and economic development opportunities.

Sabrina has experience working at the intersections of policy and practice at the national, state and local level, covering issues ranging from economic inequality, financial capability and community development. She received her bachelor’s degree in Political Science from San Francisco State University and master’s degree in City and Regional Planning from Pratt University.


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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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