News: Todd Michney Publishes New Article on New Deal Housing Policy
Posted January 22, 2020
Todd Michney co-wrote an article out this month in the Journal of Urban History (vol. 46, issue 1, January 2020, pp. 150-180) entitled, "New Perspectives on New Deal Housing Policy: Explicating and Mapping HOLC Loans to African Americans."
In the article, the authors debunk the common assumption that the Home Owners Loan Corporation -- the 1930s federal housing agency that invented redlining -- denied loans to black borrowers. However, it lent in ways that reinforced racial segregation, and with the primary objective of bailing out these homeowners' mostly white creditors.
The article can be found here.