Partnership for the Public Good is a community-based think tank that builds a more just, sustainable, and culturally vibrant Buffalo Niagara through action-oriented research, policy development, and citizen engagement.

A New Home For Action

Since 2007, our work has been dedicated to effecting lasting, positive change in our community. Created with the help of educators, students, volunteers, interns, and independent researchers, our rich body of reports, policy briefs, and fact sheets can now be found in the Buffalo Commons.

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February 29, 2024

Status of Child Care in New York State Report Release

Two out of five New Yorkers with children report that they or an adult member of their household decided to forgo employment outside of their home due to child care, according to survey data from Cornell University’s 2023 Empire State Poll. Child care issues are inextricably linked to New …

February 27, 2024

SAVE THE DATE: Uniting on the High Road Conference

Uniting on the High Road: A Conference on Economic Justice at the Local Level will take place on June 20-22, 2024 in Buffalo, NY. Hosted by Cornell University ILR Buffalo Co-Lab and Partnership for the Public Good, with community and academic partners from across Buffalo and nationwide, the …

February 15, 2024

WBLK: "Community Groups Demand Help With Housing Quality in Buffalo, NY"

Ed Nice | February 15, 2024 Finding a safe, legal, and affordable apartment in some of Western New York's neighborhoods is becoming harder ever single day. It's been known for several years that there is a shortage of affordable housing all over the 716, especially in the City of Buffalo and its …

February 13, 2024

Demand Letter to Comply with Proactive Rental Inspections (PRI)

On February 13, 2024, we delivered a letter signed by a total of thirty-nine partners to Mayor Byron Brown and Department of Permits and Inspections Commissioner Cathy Amdur demanding that they implement the City's proactive rental inspection (PRI) law. This is the full text of that letter.

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Status of Child Care in New York State Report ReleaseMarch 8, 2024, 10 am-12 pm

Dr. Steve Peraza, Dr. Rusty Weaver + partners (see below)

Two out of five New Yorkers with children report that they or an adult member of their household decided to forgo employment outside of their home due to child care, according to survey data from Cornell University’s 2023 Empire State Poll. Child care issues are inextricably linked to New …

Uniting on the High Road ConferenceJune 20, 4 pm-June 22, 2024 1:30 pm

Partnership for the Public Good, Cornell ILR Buffalo Co-Lab, national and local partners and experts

Uniting on the High Road: A Conference on Economic Justice at the Local Level will take place on June 20-22, 2024 in Buffalo, NY. Hosted by Cornell University ILR Buffalo Co-Lab and Partnership for the Public Good, with community and academic partners from across Buffalo and nationwide, the …

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Support a Forgotten Population: Funding Programs and Resources for Foster Care Alumni in Erie County
Affordable Housing Task Force November 2023 Report
Buffalo Common Council Procedures and How You Can Get Involved
Ranked Choice Voting in Western New York? Successes & Lessons from New York City
Community Responder Teams Brochure