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VAntage Point: Financial literacy resources from Treasury’s Office of the Comptroller of the Currency

VAntage Point, April 11, 2022, Financial literacy resources from Treasury’s Office of the Comptroller of the Currency

Veterans wanting to learn more about financial literacy can take advantage of the following free resources and events from The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC). This Financial Literacy Update publishes quarterly and reports upcoming events, new initiatives and related resources of the OCC and other government agencies and organizations.

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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