R.E.A.C.H. Resources

What is Redlining?: Redlining is the historical discriminatory practice of denying services (typically financial) to residents of certain areas based on their race or ethnicity, instead of on their creditworthiness. Color-coded maps developed by the now defunct Home Owner’s Loan Corporation outlined BIPOC neighborhoods in red, indicating they were risky investments & prohibiting loans and financing, regardless of income or qualifications. This practice put many BIPOC communities at a severe disadvantage to becoming homeowners and accumulating generational wealth to contribute to their future family’s comfort and success.

More information on Redlining:



(3-min listen) https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2020/11/19/911909187/in-u-s-cities-the-health-effects-of-past-housing-discrimination-are-plain-to-see