Tampa Bay Newswire: Crab Devil Awarded Community Redevelopment Area Façade Grant For East Tampa CRA

Tampa Bay Newswire, April 7, 2022, Crab Devil Awarded Community Redevelopment Area Façade Grant For East Tampa CRA

Tampa-based multimedia art collective Crab Devil is thrilled to announce they have been approved for the City of Tampa’s Community Redevelopment Area (CRA) Façade Grant for the East Tampa CRA.

The Crab Devil campus will provide a new venue for creative expression and community building in the heart of Tampa. The East Tampa CRA, designated as an “Opportunity Zone” by the National Community Reinvestment Coalition, is incentivized for job creation, small businesses, and real estate to provide equitable opportunities and stimulate return investment back to the established population.

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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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