Map of the Month: Redlining Louisville
City: Louisville, Kentucky
Year Published: 2015, released on city open data portal in 2017
Goal: To raise awareness of the issue of redlining, or discriminatory housing development, disinvestment, and lending patterns from the 1930’s that left communities of color significantly disadvantaged in terms of property value and wealth building. Along with the map’s release, the city launched a series of community events to promote productive discussion toward investment and revitalization of disadvantaged neighborhoods.
Datasets: 2010 Census, 1937 HOLC Security Assessment Map, vacant buildings, property values, building permits, zoning data, homeownership rates