Local Nonprofit Shares Data Linking Structural Inequalities And COVID-19 Pandemic In CNY

Jul 2, 2020

In research done by the NYCLU, it was found that 3 or the 4 census tracks with the highest COVID-19 infection rates were in what were labelled "hazardous" or "declining" during redlining.
Credit Homeowners’ Loan Corporation map of Syracuse, 1937

COVID-19 didn’t so much create new issues for Central New Yorker experiencing poverty, but instead exacerbated existing inequalities. That’s according to a new Community Needs Assessment produced by the local nonprofit PEACE Inc.  The report listed six areas to focus on including nutrition, employment supports, and access.

WAER’s Katie Zilcosky spoke with PEACE’s Todd Goehle and Carolyn Brown about their call for system level changes, sharing data, and the focus areas they identified. 

You can read the full report here.