Historic Redlining in Dayton, Ohio

Redlining was a system of grading neighborhoods established by the Home Owners’ Loan Corporation to determine which neighborhoods were desirable and which ones were “hazardous.” The redlining system was used to reinforce segregation and it helped to accelerate the suburban/urban divide. The map below, provided by Richmond University’s Mapping Inequality project shows how these maps were drawn in Dayton in 1940.

For complete interactive maps see the Mapping Inequality project.

Historic Map of Redlining in Dayton