The Lasting Impact of Cleveland's 'Redlined' Neighborhoods
Several Cleveland neighborhoods are still feeling the lasting impacts of a decades-old discriminatory practice called "redlining."
Redlining is an illegal discriminatory housing practice and the systematic denial of services by the federal government.
"In the 1930s, an agency in the U.S. Government started mapping areas of the major cities for loans as part of the New Deal and so they rank them by color, so if you lived in certain areas based upon that color you would get a different rate, so some of those that were in the redlined areas, they couldn't get loans or business loans or home interest loans, so they couldn't borrow from the federal government," said Rachel Lovell, Ph.D., research assistant professor, Case Western Reserve University.
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