A 2014 report from the Federal Reserve uncovered downward trends in mortgage lending to minorities, with particularly noteworthy decreases in lending to African American applicants.
With recent news reporting that several banks are involved in redlining and engaging in unfair lending practices, it’s clear that there’s work to be done to ensure lending practices are fair and equitable for all populations.
The data below show the prevalence of home loans to Caucasian, Black, and Hispanic applicants in 2014. What does lending look like in your area? Click the maps and zoom to your location using the search bar at the top right of the maproom.
Want to learn more about redlining? Check out this informative podcast from “Stuff You Missed in History Class.”