Redlined Neighborhoods Face Higher Flood Risk

New research from Redfin shows that historically redlined neighborhoods nationwide, many which are still predominantly home to people of color, have a 1.5 percent higher risk of flooding than greenlined neighborhoods. Long-term disinvestment in infrastructure combined with climate change exacerbates flood risk in these communities. “Severe storms and hurricanes have a disproportionate effect on minorities in terms of damage done, life lost, and the amount of money that gets reimbursed. This project was done to look back at the legacy of redlining and link it to the outcomes we see today,” states Schery Bokhari, senior economist for Redfin.

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