Redlined yesterday, unhealthy today: The link between historic housing discrimination, poor health

Ninety years after the Home Owners’ Loan Corporation enacted the discriminatory practice of color-coding neighborhoods by desirability for mortgage lenders, redlined neighborhoods—areas inhabited largely by Black families—continue to suffer poorer health than greenlined, majority-white neighborhoods, which tend to flourish healthwise and financially.

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