Foreclosure epicenter also damaged by redlining

This area of Chicago, encompassing six ZIP codes, endured more than 1,000 reverse mortgage foreclosures in the past five years – more than many entire states. Pockets of the area were still suffering from the 1930s redlining that froze out black borrowers for decades.

Redlined area

SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau; University of Richmond: Mapping Inequality

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