Housing Counseling Network

The Housing Counseling Network provides operational oversight, technical assistance and support to our local housing counseling agencies throughout the nation. In addition to providing compliance monitoring, HCN staff offers training and development opportunities open to all HCN members. 

Network members are selected through a vigorous screening process, which guarantees consumers the delivery of exceptional programs and services. 

Since the programs inception in 2008, NCRC has granted funds to 100+ members as an intermediary for housing counseling agencies. Today, the program focuses critically on Covid-19 recovery, rental, foreclosure prevention and the homeownership gap.

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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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