The Sacramento Bee: ‘It’s all about democracy and housing.’ 8 realtors helping black sacramentans buy homes

The Sacramento Bee, August 25, 2021, ‘It’s All About Democracy and Housing.’ 8 Realtors Helping Black Sacramentans Buy Homes

Home ownership rates dropped by more than 10% for California’s Black residents in 2021 and research done by the National Community Reinvestment Coalition found that Black home ownership has typically ranged between 42%-44% and never has it exceeded 50%.

The Sacramento Bee’s Equity Lab put together a list of Black real estate agents in Sacramento who are working to change those statistics and assist Black Sacramentans with the homebuying process.

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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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