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The Nuts And Bolts Of Community Single-Family Development: A Successful Approach To Acquisitions, Rehabs And Ground-Up

Just Economy Conference – May 6, 2021

Six years ago, NCRC established its GROWTH fund to focus on helping create homeownership opportunities for LMI persons or to help improve properties in LMI neighborhoods. As GROWTH has evolved, there are significant and important lessons to be learned from its work with municipalities, nonprofits and land banks. This session will share strategies and homegrown solutions to address the inventory crisis through collaboration and partnerships.

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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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