The Inequity of Redlining Policy

A session by Joe Minicozzi AICP CNU-A

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In the 1930s, the Federal Government drastically altered the rules for homeownership and unleashed changes to the patterns of city-building and individual investment. This policy change created local maps that targeted or removed investment with surgical precision. These were known as the Home Owners’ Loan Corporation (HOLC) maps, commonly referred to as “Redline Maps”. Join Joe Minicozzi to learn about how the racist practice of redlining systematically excluded people of color from capital, suppressed mixed-use and mixed-income development and contributed to enduring wealth disparities, all of which altered the urban fabric of cities across the United States.