• redlining Oct 4

    The Legacy of Redlining in the Bay Area: Explained

    The practice of redlining has played a crucial role in systemic housing discrimination across the country – impacting how people live, work and grow wealth. Redlining began in the 1930s in the wake of the Great Depression, when the Federal government began a program designed to increase homeownership in cities that had suffered from waves of foreclosures. Neighborhoods were ranked…

  • foreclosures Oct 4

    The Legacy of Redlining in the Bay Area: Explained

    The practice of redlining has played a crucial role in systemic housing discrimination across the country – impacting how people live, work and grow wealth. This explainer video examines the legacy of redlining and its long-lasting impacts both in the Bay Area and across the country.

  • reparations Aug 6

    The First Local Reparations Program in the U.S. Is Generations in the Making

    In March 2021, the Evanston City Council approved what many are calling the world’s first municipal reparations plan. The money will go specifically to compensate people who were hurt by the city’s previous practice of redlining — or denying financial or other services to people who live in certain areas based on their race or ethnicity. The movement for reparations...

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