Ameris Bank, an Atlanta-based corporation with operations in seven Southeastern states, has agreed to invest $9 million in minority neighborhoods in Jacksonville, part of a settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice over alleged redlining practices.

“As today’s case makes clear, redlining is not just a relic of the past,” U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland said in a statement Thursday morning.

The Justice Department in 2021 launch

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