1998 Spotlight on Graduate and
Undergraduate Research at ESF
HOW DID THE HOLC AFFECT AMERICAN CITIES? CASE STUDY: SYRACUSE, NEW YORK. Kara Doeing, Jonathan Logan, Justin Long, Jonathan Peet, and Cheryl Doble.
HOW DID THE HOLC AFFECT AMERICAN CITIES? CASE STUDY: SYRACUSE, NEW YORK. Kara Doeing, Jonathan Logan, Justin Long, Jonathan Peet, and Jonathon Logan, Faculty of Landscape Architecture, Marshall Hall, Cheryl Doble, Advising Professor, SUNY- College of Environmental Science and Forestry, Syracuse, NY 13210.
The Home Owners Loan Corporation (HOLC) was a federal agency established by an act of Congress in 1932. This research investigates the affects of the HOLC's practice of neighborhood assessment which became known as "redlining". Redlining became the basis of granting or denying mortgage money in cities across the United States. The purpose of this research is to raise questions concerning the affects of redlining on American cities in the late 1930's, 1940's, and 1950's. These effects will be illustrated through a case study of the city of Syracuse. A series of maps will illustrate the conditions of the city at the time HOLC policies were enacted and changes up to the 1950's. Text will be used to explain the HOLC appraising methods and the resulting financial implications.
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