Redlining – the discriminatory practice by which banks refuse or limit mortgages to people of color, ethnic minorities, and low-income workers within specific geographic areas – still defines much of where we live or can live in Indianapolis. These federal government policies, established by the Home Owners’ Loan Corporation in 1933, reinforced segregation and disinvestment in parts of the community, with ramifications felt today, particularly in black neighborhoods.
What do discriminatory housing practices look like in our city? How can equitable housing policies change that trajectory now? Join us for a series of interdisciplinary community discussions with advocates, leaders, and scholars to examine the tangled roots of race, class, and housing in Indianapolis and grapple with its consequences today.
Making It Local with Unai Miguel Andres, Paul Mullins, and Wildstyle Paschall.
This bicentennial program series has been made possible through a grant from Indiana Humanities, in cooperation with the National Endowment for the Humanities, and from The Indianapolis Foundation, a CICF affiliate.