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Shelterforce: Developing Radical Goals For Black Homeownership: An NCRC panel Discussion

Shelterforce, August 30, 2022, Developing Radical Goals For Black Homeownership: An NCRC Panel Discussion

Miriam Axel-LuteShelterforce’s CEO and editor-in-chief, moderated a panel at the National Community Reinvestment Coalition’s Just Economy Conference in June. The panel, titled “Developing radical goals for Black homeownership and access to affordable housing,” addressed the question of what can be done to significantly advance Black homeownership and access to affordable housing.

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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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