Mapping Inequality Redlining in Real Estate

This class was originally hosted by the Iowa City Area Association of REALTORS on April 29, 2021.

This class is available to ICAAR members for educational purposes only. CE Credit is not available for recorded classes.

In the aftermath of the Great Depression, the U.S. government set out to evaluate the riskiness of mortgages – and left behind a stunning portrait of the racism and discrimination that has shaped American housing policy.

Created by a team of scholars across four universities, Mapping Inequality is a interactive mapping site that provides publicly accessible digitized versions of redlining maps for over 200 cities.

Join ICAAR as two of its founders discuss the project in detail. We’ll cover:
The scope of the project, including redlining, HOLC (Home Owners Loan Corporation), and wealth creation.
Understand the modern day effects of inequality such as heat disparities, flooding, health disparities, etc.
Redlining, race, and real estate in Iowa specifically.

Your Presenters:

Robert Nelson, Director of the Digital Scholarship Lab, University of Richmond
Julian Hayter, Associate Professor of Leadership Studies, University of Richmond, and Iowa Native