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Ernest E Hogan

Ernest Hogan

Position: NCRC Board

Executive Director Pittsburgh Community Reinvestment Group

He utilizes 30 years of experience to advance a neighborhood-driven agenda of economic growth, incorporated in 1988 to provide a response to the financial institutions’ practice of redlining and to be a watchdog for the Community Reinvestment Act, PCRG works for community resources through Policy, Programs, and Capital initiatives. PCRG’s work has resulted in partnerships like Fannie Mae purchase of $600 million in LMI mortgage portfolios, “Ain’t I A Woman” housing initiative to African American women, and community banks, and public partners to introduce creative mortgage products in undeserved neighborhoods. Such programs have led financial institutions reinvesting more than $5 billion in Pittsburgh’s neighborhoods.  He has also completed or assisted in Pittsburgh redevelopment through the development of affordable housing and economic development totaling about $1 billion dollars. He has chaired Pittsburgh’s Historic Review Commission, a former board member of Kelley Strayhorn Theater, and Community Human Services. He served on Governor Wolf’s transition team as a member of the Banking and Securities Committee. He currently serving as a board member of Highland Park CDC and was appointed member to the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland Community Advisory Council, Huntington National Bank Community Advisory Board and Vice Chair of National Community Reinvestment Coalition.

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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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