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Greg Wilson

Position: Senior Organizer

Greg Wilson joined the National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC) as senior organizer in January 2022. Greg has worked on Capitol Hill and political campaigns, in video production and strategic communications, event planning and digital video, and as senior northeast regional organizer for NCRC. Living in Delaware, he’s been a fair lending advocate, conducting research, writing op-eds, and coordinating media outreach to pass payday lending in reform in 2012; and as a grass roots organizer, helping to pass a clean water referendum in Ellendale, DE in 2018. As a consultant, he’s convened workshops integrating the Community Reinvestment Act with the Affordable Care Act to improve social determinants of health.

Greg graduated from the University of Delaware with a double major in political science and history and obtained his masters in public administration from Harvard Kennedy School.

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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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