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Detroit’s Legacy of Housing Inequity Has Caused Long-Term Health Impacts − These Policies Can Help Mitigate That Harm

July 3, 2024

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Read time:

5-15 mins
Inner City Detroit
Presented by The Conversation

Evidence from a new U-M study shows that with rising rents, poor living conditions, and systemic barriers to affordable and safe housing comes an increased risk of poor health in Detroit communities. At the core of these current issues is the legacy of redlining, the federally sponsored practice of banks and insurers refusing or limiting loans, mortgages, and insurance within Black neighborhoods. Researchers Roshanak Mehdipanah, Kate Brantley, and Melika Belhaj propose practical policy solutions to combat the issue.

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