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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September 9, 2019

Buffalo News: "Coalition wants protections from Buffalo's rising home values"

"Every neighborhood in Buffalo has increased in value, according to the city's recently completed 2020 citywide property tax revaluation of 93,000 residential and commercial properties. The city's total projected value is $17.4 billion, up 63 percent from last year's tax roll, with a projected …

September 5, 2019

WKBW Buffalo: "Sticker shock with new Buffalo property assessments"

All Buffalo neighborhoods have gone up in value - but will mean more taxes for some.  

September 1, 2019

Buffalo News: "Buffalo's tax assessments to finally catch up with booming housing values"

"The majority of Buffalo homeowners will see their property assessments spike later this month when the city completes its first large-scale reassessment since the boom in home sale prices. Housing prices have soared in neighborhoods from Allentown to Hertel. Buyers regularly face off in bidding …

August 15, 2019

Listen Now: Legacy of Lead Radio Play

Meet Diane James. She lives on the East Side with her son, DeSean. A few years ago, DeSean’s pediatrician found that his lead levels were high. Diane had their apartment inspected, and the County Health Department deemed their home unlivable. She and DeSean were forced to move. Now they live …

Upcoming Events View All

The Battle for Land and the Future of the Post-Industrial City: Workshop 2September 18, 2019, 4-6 pm

Aaron Bartley

Free and open to the public. This is the second of a 4-part workshop series on land, gentrification and community-controlled development starting 9/11 and running through 10/2. Attendance at all four workshops is not required, but it is encouraged. Register by emailing …

Distinguishing the Social Sector: Panel Discussion and LunchSeptember 19, 2019, 12-1:45 pm

Kristin Ksiazek, Rusty Weaver, Sam Magavern, Franchelle Parker, Katie Pieri, Curtis Robbins, Tommy McClam

Report Finds Social Sector is Fast-Growing Part of the Buffalo-Niagara Economy: Panel to Discuss Findings on September 19

Protecting Homeowners from Steep Tax Increases: In 2020 and BeyondSeptember 19, 2019, 6-7:30 pm

Buffalo Property Tax Coalition

Home prices in some Buffalo neighborhoods have risen dramatically in recent years. Some homeowners in these areas are seeing steep property tax increases in 2020. How can we make sure that low and moderate-income homeowners are not displaced due to unaffordable increases in taxes? A coalition of …

The First Annual Community Banking SummitSeptember 21, 2019, 10 am-1:30 pm

Buffalo Niagara Community Reinvestment Coalition (BNCRC)

Join the Buffalo Niagara Community Reinvestment Coalition (BNCRC) for our first annual Community Banking Summit taking place Saturday, September 21 from 11am to 1:30pm at the King Urban Life

From the Buffalo Commons View All

Buffalo Niagara's Union Members: Good Neighbors and Active Citizens
Erasing Red Lines: Part 1 - Geographies of Discrimination
The Eastside-Airport Metro Rail Extension
Community Land Trust Network Models
Are We Still Going Through the Empty Ritual of Participation? Inner-City Residents’ and Other Grassroots Stakeholders’ Perceptions of Public Input and Neighborhood Revitalization