The Advocate: How ‘redlining’ shaped New Orleans neighborhoods — is it too late to be fixed?
The Advocate, January 21st, 2019: How ‘redlining’ shaped New Orleans neighborhoods — is it too late to be fixed?
A 2016 report from the Center for Investigative Reporting found that people of color still are denied mortgages at higher rates than white homebuyers in 61 U.S. metro areas. And a 2018 report from National Community Reinvestment Coalition found that nearly 75 percent of redlined neighborhoods in the U.S. remain low- to moderate-income areas, and people of color live in nearly 64 percent of those neighborhoods.
Though redlining was eliminated with the passage of the Fair Housing Act in 1968, its damage was never undone.