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Why Organizations Are Pushing Homeownership in West Louisville

Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Kyeland Jackson | WFPL FM
Mark Lindblad

Lindblad said redlining — the government-sanctioned practice of restricting home loans for people of color to certain areas — and other bad lending practices disproportionately hurt communities of color. That has resulted in more foreclosures and vacant homes in some neighborhoods. When homeownership is done right, Lindblad said the sense of stability can boost a person’s health, strengthen the surrounding community and reduce crime.