Redlining effects still seen in Fort Worth. Optimism about environment that could draw investment that ends redlining.
In Fort Worth, there is optimism about progress against the practice known as “redlining.”
Maps were drawn by the US government-backed Home Owners’ Loan Corporation (HOLC) in the 1930’s shaded red areas where lenders were discouraged from making loans. Those areas happened to be Black and Latino neighborhoods in cities including Dallas and Fort Worth.
The obviously racist practice of redlining was outlawed years ago, but remnants of the lack of investment remain visible in many of the formerly redlined neighborhoods. Read the full article: By Ken Kalthoff
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